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Gun Show 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: Lanky on Jun 20, 2008

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Description 

Sit start next to the tree on the left, using a left heel hook, an undercling for the right and a decent hold near the heel for the left. Move up to a higher undercling for the right, drop into a bad left hand crimp, set your feet and jump for the lip. Squeeze hard. Top out on jugs.

The bad left hand used to be better, but broke a few years ago. This got a V5 in the last guidbook (which I always thought was sandbagged anyway) and it's way harder now.


Location 

On the same smallish boulder as Bulletproof (which is called Gun Club in the guide), near Kalbro.


Protection 

One or two pads and you'll be fine.



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By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
May 2, 2014

I always thought this started with both hands on the underclings, left hand up left, then huck up and right.

By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
May 5, 2014

Not sure what I was intending when I wrote this. It's not accurate as written. I'll tweak it.

BTW, I've always started with a lower right undercling, moved into the higher one, dropped left hand into the horrible sharp hold and then hucked for the lip. Or rather, failed to huck for the lip.

By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
May 5, 2014

My first comment was meant to be a question, thanks for the clarification. So the problem starts more left than I'm thinking, I see.

Thanks!

By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
May 6, 2014

That's always been my understanding. Bryce or someone else who knows the history might have a better idea.

By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Manchester, NH
May 6, 2014

The original problem broke years ago, but has always been a sit start next to the tree with a left hand sidepull and the lower undercling. Before a 9" wide chunk of rock ripped off, the beta was to get a left heel hook and drop into a sloping ball with the left hand, bump out to the other undercling and then jump to the lip. Now that the bigger hold is gone, there is still the shitty hold, but the sit start remains. It used to be a cool problem, now it's a pile of crap.