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The Force 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
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Submitted By: Brad G on Dec 22, 2007

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Brad Gobright defies the Force.

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This problem starts on the obvious Thriller crimp start and goes out left. The Crimps are small but the feet are positive which makes the climb a good bit easier then Thriller.


From the cocaine corner/ wine boulder area head down the trail towards lower Yosemite falls. The boulder is on the left side of the trail and the problem faces north east. It should be chalked up pretty good.


a pad

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Rock Climbing Photo: Brad Gobright.
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Rock Climbing Photo: The climb becomes v9 right about now.
The climb becomes v9 right about now.

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By Jon McCartie
From: Edmond, OK
Apr 27, 2009

From what I've heard, this problem no longer exists in its FA form. It now goes at v9 and is called "The Farce" after a glued hold was pried with a crow-bar, making a much larger hold and lowering the grade.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 16, 2012

The hold Jon is talking about is the first hold out left after the starting matched hold. Many people use this hold when doing Thriller too, but it wasn't used on the FA of Thriller (but doesn't really make Thriller any easier though).
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Apr 4, 2013

First ascent by Jerry Moffatt in 1991 at the grade of 8a. He called it the best new boulder problem he has made the first ascent of. Shortly after, John Bachar ripped off two glue reinforced flakes in the name of ethics making the problem easier. Bachar said he used fingernail clippers to open up the flakes so he could get his fingers behind them and yank them off. See Rock and Ice #50 in the editorials for the full story.

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