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Mario Andretti finish 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
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Submitted By: LeeAB on Aug 15, 2008

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Tough move pulling off the 3 finger right hand crimp, sometimes ths feels easy other times impossible. I've heard it called V5 to V8. Very tough after doing the traverse.


The steep blunt arete at the right end of the long horizontal break.


Pads and spotters, this is the part of Mario Andretti that wrecked my calf and knee when I fell off it. I hear the landing has been fixed up a bit since, but beware that falls land pretty far back from the problem on a large rounded rock embedded in the ground and to the left of it.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle of the steep arete
Another angle of the steep arete
Rock Climbing Photo: Lance H on the finish to Mario Andretti
Lance H on the finish to Mario Andretti

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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Denver, CO
Dec 7, 2009
rating: V7 7A+

The landing has been improved and is pretty flat now. I imagine that the first move is much easier for shorter people. Starting with my right foot about 6 inches below my hands made the first move feel pretty easy. The crux was like Lee mentions latching the left hand edge at the finish, off the extremely sharp right hand crimp.

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