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Top Out Problem 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Chris Deulen
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Submitted By: chris deulen on Oct 3, 2008

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Chris contemplating the top out.

Description 

Harkness cleaned up this route (by pulling off all kinds of loose choss). This is a sit-down start on good underclings (that may soon break off) and moves through huge holds with big easy moves and then gets serious real quick with the slabby top-out. The giant loose jug in the middle of the route could probably be crow-barred off to make the route a little better.

Location 

This is first problem on the left side of the lower wall, next to, yet again, another ambling tree that is growing up the side of the rock.

Protection 

Ankle-breaker with a small boulder at the base. Several pads are recommended.


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Chris trying out Top Out Problem after a good cleaning.
Chris trying out Top Out Problem after a good clea...
Hark trying to top it out.
Hark trying to top it out.

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By BIATHLON
From: Duluth Mn
Apr 29, 2009
rating: V3-4 6A+

The key to this is not thinking about the landing and just going for it. The holds used to top out are actually pretty decent.
By brittany kruger
From: Duluth, MN
Sep 25, 2009

hey- can someone help me get my bearings? Does Top Out Problem start with a SDS on the underclings which are RIGHT next to that tree that's practically leaning on the wall, or the underclings a meter-ish to the right (but before the SDS for x-men)? We sent a problem the other day using the underclings that are furthest left on the wall (right next to the tree) and went straight up to a top-out---which problem is this? Thanks in advance
By JesseJ
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 25, 2009
rating: V4-5 6B+

I started immediately to the right of the tree most of the times I did this problem. That made for some fun moves crossing to the right a bit before the top-out.

So I suppose to answer your question, I believe you did "Top Out Problem"
By BIATHLON
From: Duluth Mn
Sep 25, 2009
rating: V3-4 6A+

I have done it starting both ways, I think its about the same no matter how you start it. Glad to see other people are getting on these problems!!!
By brittany kruger
From: Duluth, MN
Sep 25, 2009

Great, thanks guys. If I have this straight now, Top out Problem is the one that moves slightly to the right of the SDS before the top out- so what about the additional line that goes straight up from those same far left underclings? We followed it up from the SDS without moving right, directly parallel and right next to that tree all the way up, topped out right next to the tree. OR am I still confused?
By JesseJ
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 25, 2009
rating: V4-5 6B+

Ah, no, you sound pretty clear. My understanding of top-out problem is that is moves right, illustrated pretty well in the pictures of harkness climbing it. Straight up next to the tree, I have not climbed.
By BIATHLON
From: Duluth Mn
Sep 25, 2009
rating: V3-4 6A+

I think you got yourself an FA, I would go ahead and post it as a new problem.
By brittany kruger
From: Duluth, MN
Sep 26, 2009

Hu! Who'da thought, thanks. I'll post it, and work on giving it a good cleaning- it's in need.