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Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+ [details]
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Description 

Just to the right of the arete (Beam Me Up Scottie), crouch-start on some big edges and head up and slightly right. Climb past a couple sets of thin pockets and make a toss for the lip. Unlocking the sequence is the crux.

An area classic and a must-do for the grade.


Location 

West face of the 'Solarium Boulder', left of center, just right of the left arete.


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Throwing for the crux move on Solarium. <br /> <br />(Jackie Trejo)
Throwing for the crux move on Solarium.

(Jackie T...
Ben making a committing throw for the lip on Solarium
Ben making a committing throw for the lip on Solar...
Brittny heading up solarium
Brittny heading up solarium
'Solarium Boulder', west face topo
BETA PHOTO: 'Solarium Boulder', west face topo
Solarium
Solarium
KK setting up for the move.
KK setting up for the move.
Topping out on Solarium, V3
Topping out on Solarium, V3
Changing things up and going left-hand to the lip.
Changing things up and going left-hand to the lip.
About to pull the crux move on Solarium
About to pull the crux move on Solarium
The crux of Solarium, v3
The crux of Solarium, v3
Starting out on Solarium, V3
Starting out on Solarium, V3
Solarium
Solarium
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By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Dec 29, 2007
rating: V3 6A

Steeper than it looks. The crux move up to the lip will feel hard for the grade for those shorter in stature.

By Adam Winters
Administrator
From: the Shire
Jan 13, 2008
rating: V3+ 6A+

this is a stiff v3

By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Dec 8, 2008
rating: V4- 6B

Definitely the hardest V3 I've ever done.

By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Dec 24, 2008
rating: V3 6A

A hold has recently broken (the 2nd large side pull) which makes this more sustained, but doesn't change the grade.

By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 1, 2009

Solarium on Youtube -

By Andy Liu
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Jan 30, 2010

By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
Mar 19, 2011
rating: V4- 6B

Felt like soft v4 to me

By DoesNotCare
From: Heaven
Jan 3, 2012
rating: V4 6B

The consensus when I was there was that this was a v4 for those under 6 ft., also the new book gives it V4.

By Tradoholic
Feb 21, 2013
rating: V4 6B

Getting pretty polished, it hurts the quality. Chalk, scrub, blow, repeat.

By Lonnie Valencia
Mar 5, 2013

Video here... www.nspecto.com/solarium-v4-video_7b26e4e6a.html

By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V3 6A

Not really height dependent (I'm quite not tall). Just requires technique and footwork for the one move.

The true grade (V3) is for the problem done while NOT IN THE SUN. Try it... you'll be amazed by how much easier it feels.