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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Bjorn on Jul 19, 2008

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Jared Lavacque on Vintage

Description 

Fun moves on big edges and pinches take you through some dikey and potentially loose rock to the top of this blunt arete. Height and jumbled landing conspire to warrant a highball designation.

Location 

Vintage is the arete left of the obvious finger crack known as Warrior. This boulder is immediately to the right if you are standing looking at Storm Pockets. Or it is to the left if you are standing at Ride the Lightning.

Protection 

Pad the fallen tree scraps lest ye be impaled.


Photos of Vintage Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Vintage. Provides some scale
Me on Vintage. Provides some scale
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Matt Marchand
Photo by Matt Marchand
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt St. Peter on Vintage
Matt St. Peter on Vintage
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Rock Climbing Photo: Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Jared Lavacque on Vintage
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt St. Peter on Vintage
Matt St. Peter on Vintage
Rock Climbing Photo: sick highball finish with a sketch landing...be co...
sick highball finish with a sketch landing...be co...
Rock Climbing Photo: Best V4 at Pawtuckaway.
Best V4 at Pawtuckaway.
Rock Climbing Photo: Brendoom on Vintage at Boulder Natural.
Brendoom on Vintage at Boulder Natural.

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By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Bangor, ME
Nov 2, 2010

As of Sept '10, a significant chunk of rock fell off the midsection of this climb before the crux. The chalky remains were laying on the ground last time I saw them, but one of the holds looks larger now. I'm not sure if it changes the grade at all.
By Ian Wauchope
From: Dover, NH
Dec 18, 2010

I climbed vintage yesterday with that hold now missing. The piece that broke was the loose triangle hold that people used to get out to the arĂȘte. The climb isn't really changed without it and I think its even a bit better now as that loose hold deterred from the quality of the climb. The grade is still solid at V4.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Nov 15, 2012

Video of vintage starts at ~1:10
By Graham O.
Sep 17, 2016
rating: V5 6C

Finally! Such a cool climb, just had to commit to the bump. This climb took me almost a year and The Rose (v7) took me ten minutes, just to explain how hard this was for me. I'm so psyched!

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