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The Outback 

Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+

Type:  Boulder, 8'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+ [details]
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Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on Sep 10, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: 'The Outback'


This problem used to have a sit start, but some of the holds have fallen off. There is still potential for a sit start, but it will be hard, awkward and probably not that much fun.

In its current state, the climb goes from a squat start, starting with left hand on a bad sloper/pinch (just above a little crimp flake) and right hand on a good crimp out right (see beta photo). Pull off the ground, throw your left heel on and make fun compression moves to a fun mantle.

Though short, this climb is a lot of fun. It climbs similarly to 'Throng', so if you like that problem, you'll probably like this one!


Walk around the left side of the boulder with 'Sitting Santas' on it. This short arete will be visible immediately on your right.


A pad or two

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By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Sep 10, 2013

Bryce- What do you think of this description? Is that how the 'squat start' goes? I wasn't sure if it started lower/differently. And the grade? (perhaps closer to v4?)
By Alec Woolley
From: Nottingham, NH
Oct 26, 2013
rating: V3 6A

This climb was pretty fun going with the description and beta photo. Felt more like a v3 to me this way.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 27, 2013


Thanks for the feedback on the grade. I could easily see it being v3. Hopefully some more people will climb it and chime in. Glad you enjoyed it. It's not too bad for an 8 foot tall boulder. :)
By Ross Johnston
From: Londonderry, New Hampshire
May 1, 2015
rating: V3-4 6A+

This problem didn't look like much at first, but it was actually really fun to climb. Cool, powerful, compression moves. Very similar to Throng.
By Travis Blair
Nov 18, 2015

A really fun route and great rock quality! I used slightly different start holds than the description: left hand on the low crimp flake, left foot a little lower than that, and right hand on the sidepull/edge just to the left of the blue line in the photo. Then I bumped up with my left hand twice, then went out right to the sidepull, then to the top. Felt pretty good that way, around V3 or 4

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