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Hueco: V10 Font: 7C+

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V10 Font: 7C+ [details]
FA: Brett Meyers
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Submitted By: AWinters on Oct 20, 2011

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Tyler Hogan sticking the first big move on 'Mr. Na...


Sit-start on a thin crescent-shaped flake. Move up thru decent edges and bulbs on the steep wall with keen footwork to a series of sharp diagonal crimps. As the chalk disappears and the holds get worse, find your way to the top with inconspicuously small edges on the steep slab.


Lower (east) Storm Boulder - south face, right side. Just left of the arete.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Another big move. Tyler Hogan on 'Mr. Natural' (v1...
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'Mr. Natural'

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By Lanky
From: Tired
Oct 21, 2011

Is the arete out right off?
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Oct 21, 2011

As far as I know, the arete is ok to use. For the bottom section of the problem the arete isn't in reach, and for the top there is only one good spot before it fades.

On a side note, one of the holds ripped off this climb last weekend, above the climbers head in the photo. The resulting fall left me pretty banged up.
By Lanky
From: Tired
Oct 21, 2011

Bummer. Hope you heal up fast.

And thanks for the info; I always thought this thing was kind of an eliminate. Glad to know I was wrong.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Nov 30, 2011

By Brian Nugent
Dec 30, 2011
rating: V10 7C+

Another hold broke off. The left hand crimp that is below his left hand in the picture. I was still able to send using different beta. While the grade is probably the same I believe the new beta makes the problem better.
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Oct 23, 2014
rating: V10 7C+

Another hold broke on this thing, sadly, it's the first hold after the start hold you go to, the right side of the jug broke leaving it slightly smaller, definitely does not affect the grade. Sad to see this thing keep breaking it's such a fun climb.
By Matt Tacy
May 10, 2015
rating: V9 7C

Seems like a lot of holds are now gone from the top of this problem. A few locals who climbed it before its current state seem to think the original finish isn't possible while keeping it v10

I've seen a couple of different variations to the finish, but it seems like the two most popular are:

1) working the arĂȘte for about 2 moves, then exiting to the slab
2) exiting to the slab via the massive pinch/jug left and down from the last hard move on the face (v9?)

Not that it totally matters, still a fun climb regardless of beta and grade :)
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 8, 2015

What is the consensus for when to rock over onto the slab? I know there has been bunch of broken holds but I have seen a lot of different exit points, not sure which one is the true exit?
By Vince Schaefer
From: Boston, MA
Oct 6, 2015

I am very surprised to see so many videos these days claiming rock-over onto slab exit as a V10. Felt closer to V8 to me. I am still piecing together the straight-up beta, but it looks to be all there. I've never climbed V10 though, so I can't attest to how hard the original line is now, after all the breaks.

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