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Notochord 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Mike Galoob
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Submitted By: Dana Seaton on Sep 20, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Notochord

Description 

Common sloper start, move staight up to sidepulls, the rounded arete and a hard reach to the top.

Location 

Trailside

Protection 

Bouldering.


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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Mar 16, 2012
rating: V5-6 6C+

The sit start is a good V9.
By MaxMonn
From: Providence, RI
Jun 11, 2012
rating: V6+ 7A

has there been a send on the sit start? also agree that the sit is really cool ( much more interesting than the stand)
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jun 15, 2012
rating: V5-6 6C+

Not actually sure. Giossi did the bottom and finished out Summit, but not sure if he added this top
By MysticClimber
From: Mystic, CT
May 18, 2015

Does anyone have good beta for this problem? I seem to be locked into trying a hard dyno with a left hand crimp/sloper on the arĂȘte and a right on the starting sloper, but might be making this harder than necessary. Thanks!
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
May 18, 2015
rating: V5-6 6C+

It must have felt hard in the heat Sunday. Key for me was the correct smear spot for my left toe, not going too high on the arete with my left hand and manteling high off the starting sloper to get up high before popping for the top
By MysticClimber
From: Mystic, CT
May 21, 2015

Thanks Mark. It will feel easier when it gets cooler. Mantle beta - got it. I was trying to straight on dyno it.
By Sean Gilman
Apr 24, 2016

I did sit start into notochord today does anyone know of this is a first ascent?
By Dana Seaton
Apr 24, 2016

sometimes southern ri climber ben gerhardstein got the first ascent, called it fall out v9ish. i think zeb may have done it, and ty land man flashed it which was impressive. im not sure about others. really hard first move.
By MaxMonn
From: Providence, RI
Apr 24, 2016
rating: V6+ 7A

Matt Giossi Has done the sit as well (first a few years ago and repeated last week). Consensus seems to be V9 on the sit start.
By Sean Gilman
Apr 25, 2016

Thanks for the info. I think finishing notochord instead of summit or die definitely bumps the grade. The first move is definitely in the v10 range however the climb isn't sustained. Still a great direct line.

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