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So High 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C R

   
Type:  Boulder, 40'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: John Bachar
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Submitted By: Jon McCartie on Oct 22, 2007

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JL, So High solo in tennis shoes, 1975. The slab m...

Description 

Start off a cheatstone and follow the patina flakes up the slightly overhanging crack. Make some committing moves going over the top onto the upper slab.

Location 

the route is located on the right corner of the SE face

Protection 

pads. lots of 'em


Photos of So High Slideshow Add Photo
So High
So High
pinches on So High
pinches on So High
Damon Corso getting So High (V5 R) above his spotters, Joshua Tree NP
Damon Corso getting So High (V5 R) above his spott...
Christina Pilo midway on So High (V5 R), Joshua Tree NP
Christina Pilo midway on So High (V5 R), Joshua Tr...
Entry moves of So High.
Entry moves of So High.
So High
So High
So High follows the crack on the right side of the face.
BETA PHOTO: So High follows the crack on the right side of the...

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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Oct 22, 2007

Hey Jon, could you beef this up? Your description is pretty "thin". Did you do the problem? Do you have any pictures? Thanks
By Jon McCartie
From: Edmond, OK
Nov 27, 2007

took some pics of this area last weekend. hopefully that should help beef it up.
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Nov 27, 2007




Jon, FA I believe was Bachar.
By Jon McCartie
From: Edmond, OK
Nov 27, 2007

done and done.

nice slideshow!
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jun 26, 2011

By John Long
Jul 19, 2011

That was an all time great high ball back in the 1970s. Bachar showing the way once again. Tobin took a huge ripper from about mid route when he tried pulling into the crack too early. I did the 2nd ascent with Tony Yenario. There's also some exciting problems on the face around to the left, including the tricky "Buttonhead," and to the right, including Crank City, which I always found harder than the standard So High sequence.

Fond memories. Bachar was just remarkable back then to think of doing this route cordless - basically 5.12 climbing sans rope, 35+ years ago. Can I get a witness . . .

JL
By Andy Liu
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jan 3, 2012

By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 29, 2014

The probable first female ascent was by Lisa Rands around 2005. I am relaying this information from a North Face advertisement written by Cedar Wright which appears on the first two pages of Urban Climber magazine #11, June/July 2006.
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jan 29, 2014

Say Skinny... I'm not sure where you get these factoid tidbits that you sprinkle throughout the forum, but this one is an eyebrow raiser to me.

Anyway... So High and women. I'd go back much further and think along the lines of Mari Gingery or Lynn Hill in the 80's. Many strong women have been scurrying around the base of this one long before 2005.
By RTM
Jan 31, 2014

I always thought it was presumptuous of Lisa and company to claim the "first Female ascent" on this one, given that they know nothing of Josh history!
By Randy
Jan 31, 2014

I am relaying this information from a North Face advertisement written by Cedar Wright which appears on the first two pages of Urban Climber magazine #11, June/July 2006

Oh! Well, its gotta be true. lol
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Apr 12, 2014

Soo...I am miffed enough to feel obligated to defend my original comment. I never stated that I knew Rands' ascent as fact. I even doubted it at the time. I do not purchase North Face products or Urban Climber magazine because I do not believe they are core rock climbing supporters. I obtain most of this information from my library of over 400 magazines. I am just repeating things for other peoples benefit. I in no way, shape or form intend to perpetuate misinformation. And yes, I do pepper the site with comments. I am particularly interested in whom did first ascents and the date, first female ascents, and first flashes.

I am only trying to make MountainProject a better source for information. Russ, I have purchased and use to this day one of your softgood products, which is of top quality and design. Randy, I own one of your JT guidebooks and used it on my first trip to Joshua Tree and had an incredible time there because of your vast knowledge. I have admired both of you and your accomplishments for many years. I apologize for offending both of you with this comment. If you would like, I will remove it. I genuinely feel terrible for writing something that would make climbers such as yourselves question my intentions. I will continue to try to improve the site, and I will add information as I see fit. Russ and Randy, I value your contributions as well as your opinion of my contributions. Again, I never intended to offend either of you or misinform our fellow climbers. I am merely trying to add to the site and help the community with factual information. In this case, I understand that I was mistaken so I will strive to be more selective in what I post in the future.
By RTM
Apr 13, 2014

Blame Urban Climber, for perpetuating hype! Dare we mention that they also upstroked it to v6, despite 30 years of consensus v5/B1.