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Cause for Commotion 

Hueco: V2+ Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
Page Views: 2,779
Submitted By: BDalhaus on Mar 17, 2008

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Mike on Cause for Commotion


When reaching the top of the hill, one of the first lines that people notice is this sharp arete next to the trail. There used to be two good flakes on the left of the arete, but both have now ripped off and the scars are quite obvious. The quality of the line may have improved now that any loose rock is gone, but it doesn't climb quite like it used to. Sit start with the good rail down low, or use an optional crimp out left along with the rail and pull up to the arete. Grab the edge that is a foot lower than the flake used to be and work your way up the arete with techy feet to the jugs at the top.


On top of the hill, this boulder is called Try Again (aka Jelly Rock). The striking arete is right next to the trail, just right of Classic Crack. Downclimb through the chimney.


Pads, spotter

Photos of Cause for Commotion Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa figuring out the sit.
Lisa figuring out the sit.
Rock Climbing Photo: Riley reaching out to the aerie, its a long reach ...
Riley reaching out to the aerie, its a long reach ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cause for Commotion
Cause for Commotion
Rock Climbing Photo: Me sitting on top after sending!
Me sitting on top after sending!
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike out on a cold day...
Mike out on a cold day...

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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Jun 10, 2009
rating: V2+ 5+

the funny thing about this problem and the others on this boulder is that the downclimb is harder than the actual send lol. i had a guy do classic and was stuck on top of the boulder for about 10 min before coaching him on getting down lol
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Dec 4, 2009
rating: V3 6A

This problem is extremely fun! But be careful some of the holds are waiting to peel off!
By JHeath
Nov 1, 2010

One of the flakes ripped off on me the other day. I don't believe that it changes the grade at all, and you can still hold on to where it came off. Sorry guys
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Mar 21, 2011

Both flakes are now gone. The left flake ripped off and left a good edge down low, but there is nothing left of the right flake. It climbs a little different now, so I updated the description.
By Brendan Blanchard
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 10, 2013
rating: V2+ 5+

Footage starts at 0:28.

By Graham O.
Sep 2, 2016

Awesome prob! One of the better climbs at the grade that I have done at Pway. What a sick feature, wonder what it was like pre-breakage. Hm.

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