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Mettle Tester 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: Hoez on Dec 3, 2009

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Mettle Tester, far right.

Description 

Do a sit start down low on a two pinches. Make a series of hard moves through the crack system - eventually setting up and firing big out to the lip.

(No traversing to the right - top out directly above the crack system.)

Location 

See the photo to the right.

Protection 

A pad.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the compressed crux on Mettle Tester, V6,...
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By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 3, 2010
rating: V6+ 7A

This route requires considerable core tension and seems a bit "stouter" for its grade than other problems a number grade harder in the GJ area.For example, I flashed Surgical Precision V7, and Mono Pocket Rocket V5 at Unaweep Canyon, a week prior.
By Hoez
From: Uganda
Apr 10, 2010

Different rock brings different skill sets, which in turn, demands different climbing styles...I'm just saying.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 22, 2010
rating: V6+ 7A

I agree, senor...touche.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Dec 5, 2010
rating: V6+ 7A

Sandbagged....tried a warm-up repeat today and was shut down.
By asdrubal
From: Rifle, CO
Mar 3, 2013
rating: V6 7A

This feature offers a good, non-contrived problem if climbed from starting holds to the the crack, then to the sidepull out right (which is the coolest hold on the whole mountain), then fire up to a pocket before topping.

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