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Chube, The V2 5+
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Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Russ Walling and Jerry Moffat, 1980's
Page Views: 13,524 total · 76/month
Shared By: Mike Hack on Mar 13, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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If Gunsmoke is too crowded, play on this for awhile. Located about 50 yards to the left of Gunsmoke as you face it (NE I think); path leads the way.

Nice right slanting finger crack ends a boulderer's throw from the top. Have a good spotter just in case. If you top out, they can move the pad to the back for the jump-off . . .

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Boulder pad and a good spotter.
Joe Brophy
San Diego
 
Joe Brophy   San Diego
 
A good problem with a delicate mantel. I am not sure you need to tape up like the guys in the photo did though. Jan 19, 2005
this is a great boulder problem, but i have always disagreed with the v2 rating. i am certain this problem is more on par with j-tree 5.10 not mid 11. May 25, 2005
Obi
Portland, OR
 
Obi   Portland, OR
 
A nice problem where the holds become smaller and smaller as you go. Felt the mantel wasn't too bad - just mentally commiting. Oct 2, 2006
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
  V0
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
  V0
On the FA, the crux was a grain battle on the summit. A fall in to the yucca/nolina/pointy thing at the base would have been a problem. Before the V grades, we thought this was about 5.10. Walling and Moffat on the FA, early 80's. Named after the "Tube" also known as the London Underground Railway. Moffat and that funny accent always pronounced it "chube" instead of the American version, "toob". Nov 10, 2006
Will S
Joshua Tree
  V0-1
Will S   Joshua Tree
  V0-1
No need to jump off for the descent. You can downclimb low angle friction (5.7 ish) almost directly opposite the problem on a blunt arete type feature that leads down to an adjacent small boulder about 6' off the ground. The downclimb is worn and pretty obvious. Jan 14, 2007
C Miller
CA
  V0+
C Miller   CA  
  V0+
The Chube on Youtube -

youtube.com/watch?v=ERixbWi… Dec 4, 2009
Pat C
Honolulu
V0-1
Pat C   Honolulu
V0-1
This thing is not V2. V2 is the fry problem Fry problem . . So ya. Mar 15, 2010
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
 
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
 
Someone cut out the yucca at the base. Pussies. Dec 15, 2010
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
fuck this problem. Feb 16, 2014
polloloco
Boston
  V1
polloloco   Boston
  V1
Very easy moves til the last + top out. I was a little intimidated by the descent to the right, but it was not nearly as bad as it looked. Nov 12, 2015
The Billy Goat
fontana,ca
 
The Billy Goat   fontana,ca
 
Easy to get to the top, but the reach and finish are bit tough. This is a damn fun route. Enjoy it! Jan 12, 2016
Crackson
  V2
Crackson  
  V2
Amazing boulder! Just as hard as the Fry Problem IMO and significantly more exciting. Apr 6, 2017
So many have fallen to this climb when the toe does not catch as the heel inevitably pops at the crux of the mantle. A well intended toe and a strong pull go a long way on this textbook mantle. You might find yourself favoring the technique on saucy top-outs in the future.

youtube.com/watch?v=eUEa54C… Feb 16, 2018

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