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The Whale's Tail 

Hueco: V4+ Font: 6B+

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4+ Font: 6B+ [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Jun 2, 2008

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Description 

A fantastic climb.

Start on the sloping ledge at waist height with good feet, make a hard move up and left and continue on the slopers until heading up and out left at the end for a heartbreaking move to the end jug and an easy top out.

A variation (unknown name) goes straight up and a bit harder V5? it makes excellent use on a undercling pinch hold that makes the sequence very doable.

Location 

West side of area, on an overhanging arete.

Protection 

Pad and a spotter


Photos of The Whale's Tail Slideshow Add Photo
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portr...
Sticking the pinch on the V5 variation. self portr...
Whales tail...
Whales tail...
Tim getting the heel hook.
Tim getting the heel hook.
the V5 variation goes straight up
the V5 variation goes straight up
"Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them....
"Your eyes can deceive you; don't trust them....
Starting Whale's Tail...
Starting Whale's Tail...
Trying as hard as I can to get the finish
Trying as hard as I can to get the finish
Dave Cote starting one of Rumneys best boulder pro...
Dave Cote starting one of Rumneys best boulder pro...
first moves of the whales tail
first moves of the whales tail
starting moves, pic by Seth Hamel
starting moves, pic by Seth Hamel
getting the foot up to make the bump to the lip. S...
getting the foot up to make the bump to the lip. S...
Whales Tail
Whales Tail
The Pinch
The Pinch

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 9, 2009
rating: V4+ 6B+

I did the stright up variation the other day, I feel it is a solid V5, the crux coming after you get the pinch and go to the triangle slot at the top that when hit just right forms a good crimp, I fel this way is more fun then the regular Whale's Tail.
By Sean Kurnas
Jul 21, 2014

Could somebody clarify the difference between the variation and the 'original' climb? Does the original version go left and squeeze between the trees and the rock, or does it finish by reaching right from the triangular hold to the easy crack?

Thanks!