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Bates Problem 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Barry Bates (or maybe Steve Wunsch?)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Apr 14, 2013

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This is a mega classic V4 that doesn't see much traffic for some reason. It is located on the Big Columbia Boulder, just around the corner from Midnight Lightning.

Start to the right of the tree and a right facing corner (the corner is "off"). With an undercling and a big glassy foothold for your right foot, reach up and left to an angled edge. Get a high right foot above the lip and rock over to another gaston. Reach up to a jug and then climb easy terrain to the top. Although tall, this problem isn't really a highball. Once you reach the jug, it's 5.7 on big features all the way to the top. But it's a different story if the moss is wet!

To get down either downclimb the problem to the jug and drop off, or downclimb the tree to the lowest branch and drop off. If you're dropping from the tree, have someone bring a pad over or else it's kind of an ankle bruiser.



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By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Sep 16, 2013

Doesn't see much traffic because it feels really sandbagged for V4 and is tweaky/thin and a tad awkward on the first moves. Being tall helps.

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