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Baby Bear Hug 

Hueco: V-easy Font: 3

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V-easy Font: 3 [details]
FA: David Tennant
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: David Tennant on Jun 22, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Baby Bear Hug, V0-.

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  • Description 

    This problem ascends the north face of the boulder. Start on the face with charitable feet, and then make use of both east and west aretes all the way to the top. Continue straight up and pull onto the top.

    Walk off on the south side of the boulder with a little, 2 foot jump down to a smaller boulder.

    While I'm sure most people would disagree, for the first time climbers I took climbing, this was a very fun introduction to climbing/bouldering.

    This boulder was extremely dirty, so most of the important holds and the aretes I cleaned off. It's more than possible this has been climbed before but definitely not any time recently with the amount of dirt and lichen that came off, but more likely it was passed up because of it's easy nature. If you know any history, message me and I'll update the route.

    Location 

    Hike into main area of the Lower Satellites by following the signs to the Third Flatiron. When you get to the A-7 Boulder, go around to the east side toward the V8 Face Full of Brian. From Face Full of Brian, go 15 yards east into the talus to an alley that runs east-west between a few boulders. From there, continue all the way through the alley until you see a 12 foot stand alone boulder with a north slab face. Baby Bear Hug ascends the north face.

    This problem is also 30 feet southeast of Two Aretes Are Better Than One, V1, as well as around 20 feet east once you're out of the alley.

    Alternate Directions: This is a more direct way. Once at the Girlfriend Boulder, go around it to its east side, look southeast and you should see two boulders with a pine in front of the second one. Go around to the east of these two boulders, and you should be able to see Baby Bear Hug, ~30 feet southeast of the second boulder.

    Protection 

    Crash pad. This landing is super safe and flat.


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