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Alien Baby Left 

Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Matt Hoch
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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Dec 22, 2008

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Jeff Peabody on Alien Baby


This is the left (and original) version of Alien Baby. Start with good jams in the block and fire to the flat triangular sloper. Crank left to a nice crimp and go big for the lip. Fantastic rock and great moves.


On the first humongous boulder at the Anvils, this is on the backside.


Pads and a spot, the landing is not all that great.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Finally sent this guy. Such a fun problem. I love ...
Finally sent this guy. Such a fun problem. I love ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Richard Edwards on Alien Baby Left
Richard Edwards on Alien Baby Left
Rock Climbing Photo: Shot taken by Ian Kiersey.
Shot taken by Ian Kiersey.

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By Colin Cox
Dec 12, 2010

Alien Baby "left" is the original Alien Baby, not a variation(and in my opinion the best problem at the Anvils). "Right" variation was contrived later. Matt Hoch got the F.A. of both lines in 99'or 2000.
By Jason Kevin
From: Munds Park, AZ
Jul 21, 2011

This route starts sitting down! Low left hand with a matching heel hook. Slap up then reach for the huge jug that's about shoulder height. After reaching the diagonal crimp to the right, heel tight where your left hand holds you on. A side pull awaits at your left, then ride your way straight up. I find using a right heel next on the top out helps with the crank over.
By Andrew Ryder
From: Arizony
Jul 23, 2011

For the record, most people start at the fingerlocks in the crack. The SDS adds a couple moves but no real difficulty.
By Richard Edwards
Aug 24, 2015

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