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THE NARROW ESCAPE 

The Great Escape 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Josh Dreher
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Dreher on Nov 25, 2005

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Description 

Getting to this problem is funky but very much worth it. When first walking up the trail take the early left that goes to the west side. Just before you get to any big boulders go left into the words and walk along the outside of the boulders. Walk for about 50 yards always looking up to your right for a small hidden cave. If you get to the massive 30 foot vertical boulder you have gone about 30 feet to far. "The Great Escape" starts on the obvious jug under the roof. Sit start and then fire straight over the lip to a invisible sloper and really small edges. Go straight up the obvious line, don't cheat to the left. Much harder then "Blue Tips" and a lot less probable than it looks. May be hard for the grade.

Protection 

Three crash pads and a spotter for sure.


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By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Aug 24, 2006
rating: V7-8 7B

this problem is actually more like v7/8. NO less classic though...
By DanD
Feb 21, 2007
rating: V8 7B

"Classic", eh? Hmm...not sure if a six foot tall sit-start qualifies under the "classic" titling, but it's fun, nonetheless.
By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Mar 26, 2007
rating: V7-8 7B

What do you have against sit-starts? Hey Dewell, you're a big baby whiner and you're just grumpy because you live in carbondale.
By DanD
Apr 3, 2007
rating: V8 7B

Nothing against sit-starts... this is a good problem, but it's barely a problem and you know it, homie. Gotta start looking for proper ascents, JD. Forget the choss wrangling dirt burglars! :)
By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Apr 4, 2007
rating: V7-8 7B

I think you and The Great Escape need to make up. It's not good to live like this.
(To be completely honest I don't remember how classic this problem is.
All I remember is the start hold is perfect and the moves out the lip are powerful and fun.)
Dewell, when are you coming back to South Dak? I have some PROPER problems for you to try and then get shut-down on...
P.S. Quit hitting on my girlfriend!
By DanD
Apr 11, 2007
rating: V8 7B

True... I won't stop hitting on your girlfriend, though. You know that's just not possible, my friend. She will be mine... oh, yes... she will be mine! Muah-ha-ha!
By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Apr 11, 2007
rating: V7-8 7B

Fine, but I can't promise she won't break your heart...
By DanD
May 10, 2007
rating: V8 7B

You are, of course, wrong in your tense: She's already broken my heart, Josh. *a single tear falleth*