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Unknown V7 aka Slapper 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Dave Shearer and Preston Hopfensprenger in 1992 or 1993?
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Submitted By: SAL on Feb 4, 2009

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This is the hardest problem on this boulder that I know of. Start low on left sidepull and a really low, right pinch.


This is on the Southwest corner of Mongoose.



Photos of Unknown V7 aka Slapper Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The X on the right would be the start of this cool...
BETA PHOTO: The X on the right would be the start of this cool...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jables repeating the slapper twice.
Jables repeating the slapper twice.
Rock Climbing Photo: The nose and main route of the boulder.
The nose and main route of the boulder.

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By Patrick Manitou
From: Atlanta, GAAAAA
Feb 5, 2009
rating: V7-8 7B

This is the line that moves out the obvious set of slopers on the steepest part of the block. Super fun moves, always give myself blood blisters from slapping at the slick holds as hard as I can. There's a vid of a guy sending this somewhere on youtube....

Also, I think the problem on the east face of this block might be harder, I know it is for me.
From: broomdigiddy
Feb 8, 2009

There is some key heel hook beta to keep you from leaving bloody. I peeled off the jug my last time on it. I was just too pumped. Next time it will go.

I have not attempted any of the problems on the east face, so in terms of rating them I can't compare. This problem seemed to be the most sustained at least. The east face stuff seems more like one move wonders on painful holds :)
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Mar 11, 2009
rating: V7 7A+

Ya... I don't remember what this problem's called but it's 7/8, and there's a harder one that starts where you are in the pic and traverses right into the 7/8 and that goes at V9 or so....
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Apr 1, 2009
rating: V8- 7B

We used to call this The Groiner, for how hard you pull on the heel hook.
By tobin sanson
From: Carbondale, CO
Apr 25, 2009

By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 27, 2009

The first ascent of this line was by Dave Shearer and Preston Hopfensprenger in 1992 or 1993. To the best of my knowledge it was never given a name.
By Jerad Friedrichs
From: Colorado Springs
May 18, 2009

The common name that goes around the community is called The Slapper.
By David Becker
Feb 26, 2012

I'm assuming this is the heel hook beta that you guys are talking about? And I think I started on the right holds and moved up it correctly. It felt like a 7, so I guess....
By Will Clark
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 5, 2016

Got the send today! Watched some video afterwards, looks like most people get a kneebar out left after the first move, I ended up heel hooking out right just right of the first move. Great climb! Probably the best in The Snake Pit.

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