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Baby's First Splashdown 

Baby's First Splashdown 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
FA: Kyle Martin
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer, Spring, Early Fall
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Submitted By: Joe Ballent on Jul 30, 2008

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Joe Ballent grabbing a rest

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


Depending on water levels, you'll be able to mantle onto a nice shelf to stand on for the start. Lots of left and right-leaning holds. Be ready to stretch. About three-quarters of the way up, mantle up to a sitting position. If you're climbing in the summer, watch out for gigantic Dobson flies.


Swim/wade out to the far edge of the boulder. Start as far right as possible.


When you fall, just be sure to push off from the rock. About 12 feet out from shore the ground drops out- it's highly recommended to not climb too close to shore. Watch out for submerged Tammy roots.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leland Thompson matching on Baby's First Splashdow...
Leland Thompson matching on Baby's First Splashdow...
Rock Climbing Photo: splash
Rock Climbing Photo: splash
Rock Climbing Photo: enjoying the ride down
enjoying the ride down
Rock Climbing Photo: pushing off
pushing off
Rock Climbing Photo: The crux.
The crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Ballent on Baby's First Splashdown.
Joe Ballent on Baby's First Splashdown.

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