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Friction Seam 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Jul 12, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: "Friction Seam" follows the crack on the...

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To the right of the fingercrack is a right arching, angling seam. This one is way harder than the one on the left. Using the seam and small slippery feet, work your way up until it is possible to reach for a large sidepull up and right. One more move to the lip and its over. Very tenuous and slippery.



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By Adam Kimmerly
Dec 17, 2010

Most people (including myself) do this as a lunge problem at around V2. A direct finish using just slopers for hands over the top and excluding the portion of the flake above the part that juts out right makes it slightly harder.
By Michael Lagueux
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 25, 2013
rating: V2 5+

This problem seems to be frequently overlooked. It's a great friction line, slightly more difficult than The Black Spot Problem. The left variation (not using the flake off to the right) seems to be the trickier of the two.

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