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Youth Body Explosion (aka Lamprecht Problem) 

Pigpen 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Michael Paul
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Submitted By: Josh Beck on Apr 12, 2003

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Carol working the tight hands / off fingers topout...

Description 

Behind Cyclops rock is this awesome boulder problem. A sit start in a cave starts you out 10' of finger crack through the roof in the cave, to a tight-hands swing around the lip and then fingers, off fingers and tight hands lead to a funky top out that is for many the crux.

Protection 

Mostly low to the ground but the topout is about 12' and a pad is probably desirable.


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rest spot in Pig Pen
rest spot in Pig Pen
Carol under the roof on Pigpen...
Carol under the roof on Pigpen...
Taleen on Pigpen
Taleen on Pigpen
head dab
head dab
Trying hard
Trying hard
Mike Fogarty Pigpen v-4 The early years, Photo, Mi...
Mike Fogarty Pigpen v-4 The early years, Photo, Mi...
Trying to get some back. Photo by Krautstrunk.
Trying to get some back. Photo by Krautstrunk.
Nick giving his all on Pigpen. January 2008.
Nick giving his all on Pigpen. January 2008.
Pigpen, right after this picture was taken, I trie...
Pigpen, right after this picture was taken, I trie...
The final slanting crack of Pigpen, V4
The final slanting crack of Pigpen, V4
Pigpen Photo by Brian Cooper
Pigpen Photo by Brian Cooper
The final slanting crack of Pigpen (V4) in profile...
The final slanting crack of Pigpen (V4) in profile...
Starting the Pigpen.   Photo by Krautstrunk.
Starting the Pigpen. Photo by Krautstrunk.
A little trickery to get to the rest. Photo by Kra...
A little trickery to get to the rest. Photo by Kra...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 24, 2006
rating: V4 6B

Certainly in the top 10 boulder problems in JTree. Very unique.
By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 10, 2006

hhhhmmmmm... They don't make em much better than this. Indeed a rare blessing.
By Jeremy Werlin
Dec 31, 2006
rating: V4 6B

One of my all time favorites. Tape up if you're working it. Thanks to Mike Paul for the excavation.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 18, 2007
rating: V4 6B

Fantastic problem, a must do. Different cruxes for different people, and multiple ways to do those cruxes. Many opportunities for advanced trickery or goes straightforward too.
By C Miller
Administrator
Jun 8, 2009
rating: V4 6B

Pigpen on Youtube -
By NDTitanLady
Nov 20, 2011

myself on pigpen ha.

By JCM
From: Seattle, WA
Dec 9, 2011

Great problem, but eats skin. Tape is a good idea.
By Tradoholic
Apr 23, 2013
rating: V4 6B

At first this felt harder than V4 but unlocking an efficient sequence for the finish allowed it to be on grade, be creative with your jams.
By Phil Esra
Dec 1, 2013

A small-hands special? Felt soft for a Josh V4 to me--i.e., almost possible. Tape required. Coolest problem in the park that goes at v4 or less? Also unusually safe/lowball.