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Hueco: V0 Font: 4

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: M.Morley on May 9, 2002

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Mike and his guide shoes..


This 15' blockish boulder is located approximately 100 yards from the pit toilet at the end of the back loop of Hidden Valley Campground along obvious trail. Several excellent problems exist. Pinhead follows the prominent fingertip crack along the west face. Fingerlocks up crack and mantle to top. Downclimb east face.


Crash pad.

Photos of Pinhead Slideshow Add Photo
Emily Craft cruising Pinhead
Emily Craft cruising Pinhead
Pinhead. Joshua Tree
Pinhead. Joshua Tree
Ginger on Pinhead
Ginger on Pinhead
Easiest V1 ever... December 2007
Easiest V1 ever... December 2007
Practicing the Cobra Crack finger lock. Joshua Tre...
Practicing the Cobra Crack finger lock. Joshua Tre...
Pinhead Boulder in Joshua Tree with the usual susp...
Pinhead Boulder in Joshua Tree with the usual susp...
Up close and personal on Pinhead
Up close and personal on Pinhead
Ring Around the Pinhead cont.
Ring Around the Pinhead cont.
"Pinhead" follows the nice thin crack. P...
"Pinhead" follows the nice thin crack. P...
Ring around the pinhead
Ring around the pinhead
Ring around the Pinhead - sundown
Ring around the Pinhead - sundown

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By Brian Reynolds
Aug 27, 2003

More like a low 5.10, for what it's worth.

Personally, being the gumbie that I am when it comes to bouldering (and most other climbing too, but especially bouldering -- I'm one of those who can climb all the VBs, but still get spanked by most of the V0s), I really like what Gingery does in her guide, giving things YDS ratings through 10 (effectively 10-), then moving up through the V ratings.
By Steve Juhasz
Oct 10, 2003

not even worth a warm up i sent the piece in my chacos
By Steven Powers
Oct 12, 2003
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

its still a fun boulder problem, not everyone owns chacos so it might be a little tuffer for them, i have vans its a little harder in vans.
By Aaron Williams
Apr 2, 2005
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Im only twelve and i have tiny fingers im from out east so i thounght it was more V1 but it is indeed a classic i also did the arete to left which is awsome but have a good spot an the route to the left of that an awsome boulder for the evening like around sunset!
By Adam Stackhouse
Jul 28, 2006

Fun, done either with or without shoes...
By villlein
Feb 29, 2008

This problem isn't even the best of them on the boulder. The fun slabby problem just to the left is a great thin experience too. Going even futher left- it's really fun to mantle up over the bulge...undercling pockets to sloper over the top. Great warm up boulder, and you can safely work it yourself if your going solo.
By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Sep 18, 2009
rating: V0 4

Damn, some hatin' on this problem. I thought it was fun, just high enough to make you think. Good practice for beginning crack climbers...
By James Roe
May 19, 2015

Easy but enjoyable problem. Feet are so good that it makes the need for good hand placement unnecessary. Taller people will finish this in two or three moves.
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