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Beer Crack (A.K.A. General Sherman) 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: John Brough and crew (with the stand start) late 70's early 80's... From a sit start Dean Potter and John Sherman in the early 90's
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Submitted By: Christopher Gagne on Nov 29, 2013

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Description 

Climb the obvious Finger tip crack on the boulder

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Crash pad


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Rock Climbing Photo: The hidden gem
BETA PHOTO: The hidden gem
Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder the climb is on is on the right, and t...
BETA PHOTO: The boulder the climb is on is on the right, and t...
Rock Climbing Photo: From the side
From the side
Rock Climbing Photo: Standard view
Standard view
Rock Climbing Photo: Finally found it after the pond froze over. Here i...
BETA PHOTO: Finally found it after the pond froze over. Here i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beer Crack(a.k.a General Sherman)
Beer Crack(a.k.a General Sherman)

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By Brett Meyers
Nov 19, 2016

This line needs love! So good and so not V3
By Devon Hastings
From: Merrimack
Jan 17, 2017

Maybe it was just me but the climb didn't seem to climb like a crack, it was more lay backing than I thought. Even the top, which was off-set super tight hands, seemed more reasonable to use a lack backing style than jamming. The first few moves form the stand start, however, we're very finger lock dependent, but after it's more lay backing.
By Graham O.
Jun 11, 2017
rating: V5 6C

I got on this today and I have a couple of things to say.

#1: The approach here really wasn't that bad, you just have to follow the edge of the pond. It's actually quite pretty and you pass by some boulders, too. It's not much of a bushwhack until the last 2 minutes.

#2: The crack is really dirty, especially near the top, so beware.

#3: I found this super hard for the grade. I'm not much of a crack climber, but this seemed ridiculous for v3.

#4: I ripped off a giant flake from this today. It is about 1/3 of the way up and around a foot right of the crack. It is the big undercling one. I was pulling on it from above and it exploded in my face. It was super hollow in the first place, but I thought I'd let everyone know. Sorry, guys.
By Brett Meyers
Jun 13, 2017

Stuff breaks at Pway... it happens....
It's def harder than a 3 but it's keeping people humble! Ha...
By Christopher Gagne
From: Dover
Jun 20, 2017

When this was first climbed it was done from a stand start, according to one of the guys that was involved in the FA. They were trying it from a sit start which is probably V5 or in that ballpark, but gave up.

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