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Hueco: V11+ Font: 8A

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V11+ Font: 8A [details]
FA: Thomas Betterton? not sure if he was first!
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Submitted By: Monty on Oct 1, 2007

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First move of the topout on Bambi, V11/V12.


This is the sweet line of underclings and side pulls on the left side of the roof. Sit start on jugs. Pull big moves utilizing a bomber toe hook. The first crux is a throw while cutting your feet, the second is finding the best way to control the jug at the end of the roof. From the jug, make a small move with the right hand to a descent hold, then a loooong pull to a fairly shallow 2 finger pocket. Lock off to the jug and finesse your way to the top....


If you're not a V12 climber, stopping at the jug at the lip is V9ish and is well worth the time.


This is on the left side of the roof of the Cave Boulder.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff hittin' the first big move... shoulders....
Jeff hittin' the first big move... shoulders....

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By cstorms
From: North Bend, OR
Mar 14, 2008

That looks badass...Thomas Betterton just sent (fa) a V12 on this boulder called Bambi in honor of the deer carcass that was once on's actually the continuation of this line passed the jug u drop off at.
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Apr 11, 2008

I edited the name and rating, keep in mind if you do this problem to the jug at the lip it goes at V9 and is very worthy of that grade. Good job for sending, Thomas!
By Wade
May 4, 2008

To date, Bambi has seen 10 repeats, and almost everyone that has sent it thinks it's hard V9 or maybe easy V10. I have not done it, this is just a concensus update.
By Andrew Vojslavek
Nov 22, 2009

I can only think of three people to have completed the full Bambi line (FA Thomas Betterton). Thomas, Chuck, and Jon Cardwell. I am curious to see who else has repeated? Any info. A very cool climb, quite hard for me.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Dec 2, 2009
rating: V11+ 8A R

V11 I think is what it will eventually settle at. For sure not V10, considering I can flash Wade's V10s and can't do this one. Possibly light duty V12.
By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
May 13, 2010

This problem was done in the late 1980s, not Thomas.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
May 27, 2010
rating: V11+ 8A R

This is ridiculous. This guy has 0 credibility.
By Andrew Vojslavek
May 28, 2010

Bob, what are you suggesting? Did you do it? How can you account for the amount of cleaning of broken/unsafe rock for the ascent?
By half-pad-mini-jug
From: crauschville
Feb 1, 2011

D. Woods just sent a new problem here called Fantasia, V14.... Brutal!
By Helldorado
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 2, 2011

You don't know shit, tcam, people were putting up double digit problems before you were even born.
By Andrew Vojslavek
Feb 6, 2011

Helldorado, I don't think Tom is suggesting people were not climbing double digits back in the day. There is plenty of evidence that a few people were. Gill, Holloway, and Horan.

However, Bob Horan claiming the ascent of this block is unfounded. Knowing the FAist, the time it took to clean, and the amount of choss removed would remove any doubt that it was climbed before.
By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Feb 17, 2011
rating: V11+ 8A R

Extension? I don't understand. What would there be left to extend? (twss) Fantasia's the right sit that climbs into Bambi.
By Kegan Minock
From: colorado springs
Nov 26, 2012
rating: V12 8A+


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