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The Chube 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: Russ Walling and Jerry Moffat, 1980's
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Submitted By: Mike Hack on Mar 14, 2004

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Description 

If Gunsmoke is too crowded, play on this for awhile. Located about 50 yards to the left of Gunsmoke as you face it (NE I think); path leads the way.

Nice right slanting finger crack ends a boulderer's throw from the top. Have a good spotter just in case. If you top out, they can move the pad to the back for the jump-off . . .


Protection 

Boulder pad and a good spotter.


Photos of The Chube Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: dusk at the chube
dusk at the chube
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux of the chube.  (Jackie Trejo)
The crux of the chube. (Jackie Trejo)
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up for the last move on The Chube (Natalie...
Setting up for the last move on The Chube (Natalie...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photograhper:  Linda Piatt
Photograhper: Linda Piatt
Rock Climbing Photo: Renan on "The Chube". Photo by Blitzo.
Renan on "The Chube". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cedar on "The Chube". Photo by Blitzo.
Cedar on "The Chube". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: big reach reach
big reach reach
Rock Climbing Photo: El Chube
El Chube
Rock Climbing Photo: Octane gettin ready to smack that lip
Octane gettin ready to smack that lip
Rock Climbing Photo: Sarvs on The Chube.
Sarvs on The Chube.
Rock Climbing Photo: DK pushing out the mantel.
DK pushing out the mantel.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Chube Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Chube Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the sloper!
Sticking the sloper!
Rock Climbing Photo: Lacing up for The Chube...
Lacing up for The Chube...
Rock Climbing Photo: chube grom
chube grom
Rock Climbing Photo: Reaching for the sloping lip of The Chube (V0+), J...
Reaching for the sloping lip of The Chube (V0+), J...
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the chube V2 with a sketchy top out
Working the chube V2 with a sketchy top out
Rock Climbing Photo: The Chube
The Chube
Rock Climbing Photo: fun on the bun
fun on the bun
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the hard throw
Sticking the hard throw
Rock Climbing Photo: big reach at the top
big reach at the top
Rock Climbing Photo: craiger
craiger
Rock Climbing Photo: easy start, more difficult finish
easy start, more difficult finish

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By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Jan 19, 2005

A good problem with a delicate mantel. I am not sure you need to tape up like the guys in the photo did though.
By Steven Powers
May 25, 2005

this is a great boulder problem, but i have always disagreed with the v2 rating. i am certain this problem is more on par with j-tree 5.10 not mid 11.
By Obi
From: Portland, OR
Oct 2, 2006

A nice problem where the holds become smaller and smaller as you go. Felt the mantel wasn't too bad - just mentally commiting.
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Nov 10, 2006
rating: V0 4

On the FA, the crux was a grain battle on the summit. A fall in to the yucca/nolina/pointy thing at the base would have been a problem. Before the V grades, we thought this was about 5.10. Walling and Moffat on the FA, early 80's. Named after the "Tube" also known as the London Underground Railway. Moffat and that funny accent always pronounced it "chube" instead of the American version, "toob".
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 14, 2007
rating: V0-1 4+

No need to jump off for the descent. You can downclimb low angle friction (5.7 ish) almost directly opposite the problem on a blunt arete type feature that leads down to an adjacent small boulder about 6' off the ground. The downclimb is worn and pretty obvious.
By C Miller
Administrator
Dec 4, 2009
rating: V0+ 4+

The Chube on Youtube -

By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Mar 15, 2010
rating: V0-1 4+

This thing is not V2. V2 is the fry problem Fry problem . . So ya.
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Dec 15, 2010

Someone cut out the yucca at the base. Pussies.
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jan 16, 2012

By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Dec 27, 2012

By Norville Rogers
From: ct
Feb 16, 2014

fuck this problem.
By polloloco
From: Diamond Bar, CA
Nov 12, 2015
rating: V1 5

Very easy moves til the last + top out. I was a little intimidated by the descent to the right, but it was not nearly as bad as it looked.
By The Billy Goat
From: fontana,ca
Jan 12, 2016

Easy to get to the top, but the reach and finish are bit tough. This is a damn fun route. Enjoy it!

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