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Mothra Stewart 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Consensus:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Justin Bourque & Brett Meyers
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Submitted By: Lanky on Oct 20, 2008

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This move might be a bit reachy for some people


Start on a hollow sidepull flake. Reach up to an undercling crimp in the roof above your head, a jug, a long move, and a hard bump get you to the key hold. Tension and good footwork get you to the jugs. Keep calm because the jugs get smaller at the top.


About 20 feet left of Storm Pockets on the Storm Boulder. Starts on the hollow flake below a little roof.


A couple pads and at least two competent spotters. The landing is good, but the topout is heady.

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By BDalhaus
From: Manchester, NH
Oct 20, 2008
rating: V8 7B

FA Justin Bourque & Brett Meyers
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Oct 21, 2008

Edited. Thanks.
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Mar 24, 2010

Would love to hear some opinions on the grade of this thing. I gave it an 8 based on... something... but I actually think it weighs in closer to 7. Don't want to unilaterally downgrade it though. Thoughts?
By Jeremiah Johnson
From: Hershey PA
Apr 10, 2010
rating: V7 7A+

I'd say the grade is somewhere between v6 and v-impossible, depending on one's wingspan. I've got a long reach and it feels about v7 to me.
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Apr 19, 2010
rating: V7 7A+

Based on other 8s in the area, would give it 7.
By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
May 11, 2010
rating: V7-8 7B

Def thought that this was true to the original grade. I do not have as long of a wingspan as most and i thought it felt like v8. However I could see how those moves would feel like v7 if one was to have a longer span. I would say V8 for some and V7 for others.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Aug 17, 2014
rating: V8 7B

Super good line. I think this is one of the better problems at Pway. Sustained and varied movement with a thoughtful, high off the deck finish.
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Sep 19, 2014
rating: V8 7B

Incredible climb that I had walked by for too long. Topout is fine, holds are all there and all good. A kneebar is useful post-deadpoint, which maybe drops the grade a bit(i hate kneebars on boulder problems but it's too perfect not to use). Love this climb and can't wait to do it again.
By Tyler Hogan
Sep 21, 2014

Here is some beta for a left variation that is a bit harder than the direct version.
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