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Hueco: V1 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Andy Mauk on Apr 27, 2002

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If you own the Colorado Front Range Boulding book Volume 1, it is listed in the book and is not are to find. It is 40 feet from the Piano Boulder. It is a steep slab left of the crack, is about 20 feet high, has good lay backs and feet, and is a really fun and easy problem.


This is kinda a high ball. If you pitch off about ten feet up you will fall in the bushes and rocks.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bootie (approx. route). Start with feet on broken ...
BETA PHOTO: Bootie (approx. route). Start with feet on broken ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Utilizing that tear-drop crimp.
Utilizing that tear-drop crimp.

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By Jesse Ryan
May 7, 2002

This fine line is a bit highball and I would recommend pads and spotters. I haven't taken the high fall, but doubt with pads and spotters you'd be rolling down the hill, more likely you'd be a shaking your head, sitting on your pad, with your spotters egging you up for another try. Give it a go.
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 1, 2003

I believe this problem is the one known as Bootie and is described in the Benningfield book as V1. The arete on the right edge of the right slab climbs friendly chickenheads and is an easy 5.7.
By Chad Bowman
Jun 27, 2004
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Definitely a highball. I did it today with a new climber and he also did it. I climbed up to just below the top and jumped off - it's a decent height. I just had one pad, but it's totally safe. My buddy fell about five times before he finally finished it, but he didn't think much of it.As for the climb itself, the face moves are some of the most fun at Horsetooth. Definitely worth sending once for anyone.
By chase rhinestone
May 5, 2006

This problem is super fun. Sure, it takes balls to make that last highball move, but with spotters and a pad there is nothing to worry about (except the bushes and jagged rocks). All in all, this is a great problem and is definitely worth the big move at the top.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Nov 2, 2006

Fun moves, do it.
By Jake Carroll
From: The Springs
Jun 24, 2009

There are a few different lines on the face of this boulder. One goes left, where a high left foot and gastone is required, and the other is on the right where you can hit a tear-drop looking crimp and hit the top from there. Both and probably rated the same.
By Captain Derp
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2010
rating: V1+ 5

I don't think this thing is too dangerous, it's just a little scary because the crux is at the top.
By misha zavalov
From: Boulder, Co.
Jan 2, 2010

I agree, Ben. Last time I got on this problem, it had been a long time since the first time I hopped on it. I couldn't remember exactly what to do as soon as I got high on the route. A little footwork and a reach. Top is the crux but just relax, climb slow, and you got 'er.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
Mar 6, 2017
rating: V1 5 PG13

Finally got it after a few falls!
By Caleb Schwarz
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 14, 2017

Hopped on this not knowing what it was named/rated, and it surprised me a bit. It has a harder crux up at the top (I climbed directly straight up from beginning holds) than I anticipated. Fun onsight, but I definitely felt the height near the top.
By Isaac Mauro
May 23, 2017

Fun warm-up with crux near the top. A bit highball, but the landing is good, and the topout is easy. One of my favorite easy climbs at Horsetooth.

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