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Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: cstorms on Nov 13, 2010

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This problem is very short. The crux for me was the first move to the V-shaped crimp. Getting your feet situated underneath you feels a bit awkward, but once you hit that first crimp and readjust, the rest of the problem flows nicely. Fun, aesthetic line, it is just unfortunate it is so tiny. It is worth a try if you are in the area and enjoy overhangs with small, positive crimps.


This is an obvious line out the center of the small boulder to the left of the Alcove.


One pad will do, a spotter is not necessary... lowball.

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By Cryptic C62
From: Lawton, OK
Mar 20, 2015

Many of the chalked holds are useless or unnecessary. The rock is so solid and so steep that the face is perpetually dry, meaning that the chalk never washes away.

Without spoiling anything, I've encountered two different sets of beta that work: one uses four moves, and may feel easier for lighter climbers. The other uses just two moves, and will feel easier for more powerful climbers.
By Graham O.
Jul 14, 2016

Short but fun! Yes it is lowball, but the landing stinks, and I was the unlucky one to tumble down the hill almost all the way to the road.

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