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Horizon Line 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Travis Melin
Season: not winter
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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Jul 8, 2009

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Aaron Parlier on Horizon Line (v6)

Description 

This may be the proudest line in the park:
you can see this line from a mile away (from the park road), or from over 7 miles off (from the hikes around Mount Rogers and surrounding areas). It proudly overlooks a large chunk of the park and miles and miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tall, windswept, exposed and classic as hell.

Horizon Line stand starts at the bottom of the middle of the face on a side pull and small crimp. Gain two small, shallow,angle-cut finger "pockets", with a high foot.
Move up to a precarious right hand slash side-pull at a diagonal.
Move a left hand up into a shallow-nothing side-pull. Bump your right hand up off of the smooth side-pull to the good jug above.
Finish the nice, lofty and exposed top out:) one of the best lines Grayson has to offer.

(Bring plenty of pads, or at least a couple big ones - the landing is rocky).

Location 

This challenging highball project line has seen several attempts, but it's yet to be sent to anyone's knowledge.
go to the main cluster, and scramble to the right, before you would have to walk between any of the large, other boulders.
when you go right, there should be one, tall, seemingly feature-less face. the face sits off the ground about three feet up, and the landing is bad. if you see these things, you are at the
"T-2 Project".
The project starts at the bottom of the middle of the face on two small, shallow, two finger "pockets", with a high foot.

Protection 

Lots and lots of pads and spotters.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin on "Horizon Line" (v5) n th...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin on "Horizon Line" (v5) n th...
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Rock Climbing Photo: CJ Yunger's Beautiful photo of Horizon Line
CJ Yunger's Beautiful photo of Horizon Line

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By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Oct 26, 2010

I believe this line may go at v-6, but I could also see hard 5... Im not sure.
By tupelo
Nov 12, 2010

Im super psyched to see this problem posted, I was (not proudly) the one to cut the tree down at the base to open this line. I had always been out there climbing by myself so i never toped it out, but felt the moves where worthy of a v6 grade, that was like 5 years ago though. super good line! nice send.
By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Nov 12, 2010

Tupelo! Glad to hear you had a chance to pull on this rig. Such a fantastic line. As much as I don’t advocate cutting trees (especially in GHSP), I have to say thank you at the same time! This is THE most aesthetic line in the park...
By Ryantdf
Jul 19, 2012
rating: V6 7A PG13

Classic line and beautifully place boulder for sure sadly couldnt get past the heel on the start sidepull. Felt was a little harder than true grit. Amped to put some more work in next time I man up for the drive to GHSP.
By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Jul 20, 2012

Ryan,
I completely agree with you! The problem has seen numerous ascents now and I believe the grade is by consensus -but not without some conflicting opinions of course- confirmed at a solid v6.
By DMott
Oct 12, 2015

Deserving of the hype, and worth checking out even if you're like me and can only stick the first move...

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