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The Angler 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Oct 30, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: K-Town Boulder L->R Angler V2 Amtrak V4 Feels ...

Description 

One of the most aesthetic problems anywhere, this also is in contention for the best easy problem at Joe's Valley. For most of the year the top of this problem is over the water, but the hardest moves are at the very beginning and can easily be protected by a crashpad.

Location 

The obvious rail up the face of the big riverside boulder.

Protection 

Pad


Photos of The Angler Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a day another perfect day at joes
Just a day another perfect day at joes
Rock Climbing Photo: The Angler
The Angler
Rock Climbing Photo: The Angler V1
The Angler V1
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the super classic The Angler
Enjoying the super classic The Angler
Rock Climbing Photo: Goldie, angling.
Goldie, angling.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wyatt Edwards sending Angler V2 on the riverside b...
Wyatt Edwards sending Angler V2 on the riverside b...
Rock Climbing Photo: cassie about to top it out.
cassie about to top it out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerad Friedrichs on the Rail
Jerad Friedrichs on the Rail
Rock Climbing Photo: Caleb loving the moves on the angler
Caleb loving the moves on the angler
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful day on the angler
Beautiful day on the angler
Rock Climbing Photo: the angler
the angler
Rock Climbing Photo: This is probably better known as "the Angler&...
This is probably better known as "the Angler&...
Rock Climbing Photo: the angler
the angler
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting that heel up on the rail.
Getting that heel up on the rail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Challenging but fun feet
Challenging but fun feet
Rock Climbing Photo: Rob on The Angler
Rob on The Angler
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe sending the Angler
Joe sending the Angler
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim on the classic Rail.  This was taken in late O...
Tim on the classic Rail. This was taken in late O...

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By Bad Sock Puppet
Jul 12, 2009
rating: V2 5+

This one has a tricky start. Once you get onto better hands throw the right foot along the rail since you will not reach a left foot until you are staring at the pockets. This is a must do classic Joe's boulder problem. More a mind game than anything, but the difficulty depends on where you decide to topout. Toping out early is roughly V1, whereas staying on the rail until you're nearly out of rail increases the difficulty to V2.
By edwin
Nov 3, 2010
rating: V2 5+

Crux is definitely the start. Lots of methods for the rest, but none affect the difficulty.
By Travis Blair
Aug 16, 2011

Do it in the summer over semi-deep water for full value
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Feb 27, 2012

By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Oct 1, 2015

Contender for most classic boulder climb I've ever done. Beginning was definitely the crux, not because of the smaller hands but because the feet are so slick. The right foot has a greasy angling edge and the left foot options on on this weird waxy stuff. If you're gonna fall it's because your left foot is gonna slip. The rest of the problem has amazing texture.
By grog m
Oct 20, 2015

Beginning is the crux. +1 to anybody who onsites this. I really thought I could nail it in one go, but getting the beginning to go is tricky! I did it a warm day in October, and have to say it is one of the hardest V2's I have ever done...V2+

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