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Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Nov 29, 2008

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Sticking the big move, the moves after this are th...


Stand start on the shelf and move right to an undercling the stand up to the crimp . from here get some high feet and throw up to the sidepull/jug. from he grab a small crimp and huck to the jugs above.

This is called Medicine Man in the Kemple guide and giving a rating of V3/V4 but, but this is the proper rating and name.


Northwest side of boulder, facing Zig-Zag Crack


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Rock Climbing Photo: mid big move to sidepull/jug.
mid big move to sidepull/jug.
Rock Climbing Photo: The line...
The line...
Rock Climbing Photo: undercling.
Rock Climbing Photo: Medicine Man
BETA PHOTO: Medicine Man

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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Sep 3, 2009

Im pretty sure that one of the top out holds has broken off me and several others were looking at this today and couldnt figure the top out. anyone else notice this?
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
May 17, 2010

I remember working this years ago with Brett & Eman, but I don't think anything broke. They told me it was a V6 with a completely different name.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
May 17, 2010

That would make sense it seems a lot harder then V3/4.

Maybe it is a misprint in the kemple guide or there seems to be a possibility going left from the start it could be that and over time it has gotten mixed up.
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Feb 2, 2011

Here's the real info -

3 Speed on Vinyl V7/8

Start on the shelf and move right through the crimps to get the sidepull jug - highstep the crimps and make a big move up and left to a crimp and then topout into the jungle.

The guidebook is just wrong. When V6 was suggested it was because he had a lot of reach. Feel like updating the description, Matt?
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Feb 2, 2011

All updated Bryce, this makes a lot more sense!
By Taylor de Lench
Apr 7, 2011

I climbed this a few years ago and have been calling it medicine man left v6 if this helps
By Taylor de Lench
Apr 7, 2011

Oh, i just saw the full forum, I'm 6'5'' so you may be right with v7/8, crimpy/reachy
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jun 14, 2012
rating: V7-8 7B

Just wanted to let people know that I cleaned a direct version of '3 Speed' (aka Medicine Man). I posted it up here as 'Up Into The Green Silence'. Check it out!

Also, when I did '3 Speed', I was able to statically reach for the left hand crimp by using a left heel hook. The heel hook isn't great, but it holds surprisingly well. As for the grade, v7/8 seems appropriate (compared to the other climbs at Rumney). Once you figure it out, it's pretty reasonable.

Here's the video (first problem shown):

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