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Big Red 

Hueco: V0 Font: 4 X

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 X [details]
FA: Ian CB or Old School
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ian CB on Jun 9, 2012

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Yeah. Photo Peter B


From the right on a pedestal climb up the beautiful slab. Amazing and exposed climbing over a terrible landing. The crux is at the top. Could be easier but don't want to sandbag this one. I checked it out on a rope first.


Look up from the North Shore beach on the west bluff and a large boulder with a red face overlooks the beach about 200 feet up the hill. That is it.


Don't fall. I don't think it would be safe with 10 pads.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Classic
Rock Climbing Photo: Awesome climb
Awesome climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Abel at  the middle.
Abel at the middle.
Rock Climbing Photo: The landing for Big Red. Not the prettiest thing i...
BETA PHOTO: The landing for Big Red. Not the prettiest thing i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Abel at the top
Abel at the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Red, very aesthetic
Big Red, very aesthetic
Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet climb.  Peter B photo.
Sweet climb. Peter B photo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The sweet landing.  Wouldn't be good to pitch off ...
The sweet landing. Wouldn't be good to pitch off ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Red.
Big Red.

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Sep 22, 2013
rating: V1 5 PG13

This is a beautiful slab climb. Easier than it looks, but you want to avoid falling.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Sep 22, 2013
rating: V1 5 R

I would say R/X but that's not an option.

I think if you fell (as unlikely as that would be) it would be 3 months before you could walk again, if you ever could.

Amazing problem.
By madisonchoss
Sep 23, 2013
rating: V0 4 R

Remo is sandbagging the safety thing here. It really comes down to how many pads you have / if you're lucky enough to hit them. If you have insufficient pads or you miss, Eggert is right, you could be seriously, seriously messed up.

I would not take this one lightly.

That being said, for those who can comfortably climb this thing: the boulder is big, the holds unique, the movement interesting, and the position incredible.

It deserves to be climbed.

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