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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B PG13

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Captain Derp on Aug 15, 2010

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Description 

This is THE classic problem at the Lion's Den. It's a beautiful highball face with some cool features. Crux is about two-thirds the way up the route. Sustained, technical moves on great rock.

Location 

You can't really miss it. It's one of the first problems you will see as you enter the Lion's Den from the trail.

Protection 

This thing is pretty freaking tall. The landing is nice, but it may be a good idea to stack pads as a fall from the crux is about a 12-footer.


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By Mitch Musci
From: Estes Park, CO
Sep 14, 2010

This problem is everything a classic boulder problem should be...tall, exciting, excellent rock quality, sweet movement, and not contrived. There is a cool hand jam low on the route that can help solve the initial lieback. And the tooth you move to with your left hand at the crux is unique for granite bouldering. One of the classic problems of the front range, and makes the lion's den worth the trip.

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