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Windy Heights (direct) 

Hueco: V1-2 Font: 5

   
Type:  Boulder, 13'
Consensus:  Hueco: V1-2 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron James Parlier on Aug 26, 2010

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Sunrise on Windy Heights

Description 

-May seem contrived, or like a forced hard top-out-

Located on the backside (side facing opposite of the parking area) of the Horizon Boulder, which is the largest boulder in cluster one that you see as you walk up the trail from Massey Gap Parking...

walk around the rear of the boulder, and when facing the rear directly, you will find this fun line to be the far left, partially overhanging, blunt arÍte. Sit start under the overhanging portion on a blocked feature, and then climb into the overhanging, bulging portion through easy moves. The tricky portion occurs at the near top, where a reachy move is involved.

This may seem contrived since common sense would deem it necessary to trend right, but, stay true to the arÍte bulge and resist going too far to the right and pull through the harder top out moves directly over the overhanging nose.
After you top out on most days you will feel why this is called "Windy Heights".


Location 

Located on the backside (side facing opposite of the parking area) of the Horizon Boulder, which is the largest boulder in cluster one that you see as you walk up the trail from Massey Gap Parking...

walk around the rear of the boulder, and when facing the rear directly, you will find this fun line to be the far left, partially overhanging, blunt arete. sit start under the overhanging portion on a blocked feature


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Feeling the wind
Erica cruising Windy Heights
Erica cruising Windy Heights
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By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
Sep 7, 2010
rating: V2 5+

I wish the bottom of this problem didn't feel like 3rd class. But the top was fantastic! Great views and good exposure for a bouldering problem.

By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Oct 27, 2010

Agreed. The lower portion is a letdown, but the top, top out, and view makes it worth the effort. Fun... I may designate the difference between the contrived not trending right and the more logical trending right to top out... what do you think??

By ShockSLL
From: Charlotte, NC
Oct 27, 2010
rating: V2 5+

Sure, that would make sense to me.

By Aaron James Parlier
Administrator
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Oct 28, 2010

good stuff, Ill work on posting that then