REI Community
search
Sunset Boulevard
Select Route:
3-move arete (aka Nice Moves) 
A Steve Edwards Project 
Call Me 
Call Me (Right) 
Experiment in Terror 
Fred Nicole Project (sit-start) 
Fred Nicole Project (Stand-start) 
Fred Nicole Project Traverse 
Fritz Bulge 
OG Call Me 
Panic in the streets 
Super Babin' 
Sweet Smell of Success 
Take Five 

Fritz Bulge 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: 
Page Views: 2,075
Submitted By: Rob Riggleman on Apr 1, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (13)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Working on my nemesis during an evening session. ...

Description 

Sit start down in the jugs and find a sequence through sharp holds that won't rip your skin to shreds. Move up and left into the giant hueco and pull through a powerful move to get established on small crimps on the face. The crux comes as you try in vain to make it to the appealing-looking holds above.

Location 

Just across from A Steve Edwards' project, you can't miss it.

Protection 

Pad. More than one helps.


Photos of Fritz Bulge Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the bulge
Working the bulge
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty clear shot of the problem.
BETA PHOTO: Pretty clear shot of the problem.

Comments on Fritz Bulge Add Comment
Show which comments
By Sean Denny
From: Irvine
Mar 8, 2010
rating: V6 7A

Hardest V6 of my life. No joke. Awesome climb though.
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Carpinteria, CA
Apr 18, 2010
rating: V6 7A

That's funny, I agree: this is an insanely hard V6. The top holds seem to have gotten worse over the last few years.
By Duke Lettieri
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 27, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Absolutely, positively, not V6.
By Tim King
Apr 30, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Harder or easier than Shaken Like a Torando?

Classic bags-o-sand

But yeah, this thing was my nemesis for sooo long. I ended up getting the kneebar, the good left crimp, standing up tall and finding a little pinch up and right, which felt like a much more stable position to stab for the end holds. Much better than that "crimp" on the face which I'm pretty sure disappeared.
By Duke Lettieri
From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 2, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Ah, that makes sense, Pablo and I ended up using the tiny white right crimp, then throwing left hand up to the dish. Good fun!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About