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Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack) 

Hueco: V1-2 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Sean Wolf on Jun 8, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Line in red is 'Bearded Lady'.


Start with a bomber hand jam and then use the rail inside the crack on the right side and then the horizontal crack on the left boulder to get through the middle wider section. If you jam your feet right, you should be able to access bomber hand jams again up high before exiting up on the left boulder.


Climb the crack between Contrivance and Squirming Coil.


A pad.

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By mikejohnson1 Johnson
From: Essex Junction, VT
Mar 8, 2010
rating: V1 5

I realized, after getting shut down on this problem twice, that V1 might be a sandbag. Really cool problem though, you should check it out.
By Bob Robinson
From: Lone Tree, Colorado
Sep 28, 2010

Has anyone else done this problem with the right boulder completely off (i.e. no jamming)? It's pretty fun to just climb the sloping arete using the cracks, hidden side-pulls and rails to a mantle topout. Probably still V1 or V2.
By Tyson Ferryman
From: Bailey, CO
Jul 26, 2012
rating: V2 5+

Listed as V2 "Hand Crack" in Colorado Bouldering Front Range.
By Matt.H Haron
Aug 8, 2013

Hand crack... yeah about that. Fist to offwidth size. Maybe a V1 offwidth, but I'm terrible anytime on crack, so can't really say grade wise.
By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Sep 9, 2015
rating: V2- 5+

Topout was sweet with just good holds on a great landing. Made you work but so much fun. Crack seeps water after recent rain, so it might be wet. One/two hand jams and a perfect forearm jam. What more can you ask for?
By Britzn89
Apr 12, 2016

Does anyone know what the finger crack traverse to the left of Bearded Lady is?
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Apr 12, 2016

Britzn89, I believe the problem you are referring to is Contrivance.

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