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Arrested Development 

Hueco: V4- Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: andyf on Jan 13, 2009

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    First off, I haven't sent this thing, but I think my experience qualifies me to post it. In 2005 I was a move from the top when I peeled, hit the pad on its hinge, and broke my left ankle. Making things worse, I spent the next 2.5 hours driving home, gritting my teeth every time I engaged the clutch. Making things worse yet, this all went down the day before my wife and I were supposed to leave for a week on Mexican beaches, sans kids. We still went, but it was an icy trip at first.

    Crimp up on sharp positive flakes and make a big stab up and right to a good gaston edge. Move to some sloper edges below the topout, hike your right foot up to the gaston edge and...topout I guess. This is where my left foot popped and I fell.

    What I've described is listed as a variation in Central Washington Bouldering. Apparently if you use the left-hand arete instead of moving to the gaston, it's V3.


    Lower Forestland on the obvious big boulder (next boulder up from Backdoor Ass Attack and The Real Thing), on the same face as The Shield, but to the left.


    At least two pads; take my suggestion and pay attention to padding the landing rocks. Do it up right and the landing's fine.

    Photos of Arrested Development Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mexico, after the fall.
    Mexico, after the fall.
    Rock Climbing Photo: v3 approach
    v3 approach
    Rock Climbing Photo: Arrested Development:    Follows chalked holds up ...
    Arrested Development: Follows chalked holds up ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Arrested Development:    Right after my fall, with...
    Arrested Development: Right after my fall, with...

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    By seand
    From: Seattle, WA
    Jun 16, 2009
    rating: V3 6A

    Definitely a 5 using the approach provided in the description. Heading up left offers a rather fun highball-y 3.
    By ferrells
    Oct 6, 2013

    Some time in the last year, this problem lost a key flake off of the face. There is a beautiful outline of chalk where it used to be, but I don't think it's going to go at v5 anymore. The v3 start is still there.
    By pdxuller
    Oct 21, 2013
    rating: V3 6A

    agree with Ferrells. V5 route looks very difficult now.
    By Colin R
    From: Ottawa, ON
    Dec 28, 2013
    rating: V4-5 6B+

    I did this thing way back in the day. Was the only line I could do that day in that area. Nice line - too bad a hold broke.....
    By Shaun Johnson
    Mar 26, 2014
    rating: V3 6A

    A large hold near the beginning broke.. Making it a little harder, but not as cool.
    By Michael Sullivan
    From: Seattle, WA
    Nov 20, 2016
    rating: V4 6B

    As hard as One Summer and The Real Thing for me.

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