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Hueco: V-easy Font: 3

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Original:  Hueco: V-easy Font: 3 [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Mar 20, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Bootie Slab problems: Handcracker, Dirty Bootie Tr...


This line is just right of 'Vertical Slab', walk to the right (south) of piano boulder, past the Roof Crack to the next nice wall. This fun line is the handcrack immediately right of the layback holds of V.S. It starts with some good jams, followed quickly by jugs. The topout is as high as it's neighbors but much easier.


Pad and spotters nice for the rocky landing.

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By Tom Kelley
Jun 20, 2015

BEWARE!!!!! of the detached flake on the right side of the "Booty Slab" formation. The flake once formed the right side of a fun, sit-down, fist crack problem (if there ever was such a thing). The flake shifted about five years ago and forms the right side of sit-down off-width problem. I have no problems with the off-width part of the change, but after looking closely at the flake, I realized that it is completely fractured ... bottom, back, sides, and of course front and has no visible means of attachment to the main cliff. I can't figure out why it has not fallen off already. I'd estimate this "flake" weighs in at about 3 tons and will leave a heck of a dent on whomever is pulling on it when it decides to fall the rest of the way to the ground.
By Ricky Newman
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jul 2, 2007

Traverse south to north and pull into the crack system for an extended problem.

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