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Check the Method 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Rio Rose
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Apr 16, 2008

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No "tricks" here


Check the Method is a good boulder problem for those of us who have more technique than power. It climbs the beautiful crimpy face by way of a combination of tricks and small holds. Start sitting with a slopey right hand crimp and a left hand undercling/sidepull. Pull off the ground and crimp/bump/smear/toss your way up to better holds at the top. Topping out is easy.


Method Boulder opposite the trail, just left of Expanding Man.


Pad, spotter is optional.

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By Jeremiah Johnson
From: Contoocook, NH
Feb 17, 2010

FA by Rio Rose, who I believe was the first to find the area now called Blair when he was out mountain biking one day and put up many of the problems here.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Jul 7, 2013

Bryce's video of check the method:
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Nov 1, 2013
rating: V8 7B

Definitely didn't find many of the 'tricks' that Jay alluded to. Just hard crimping and footwork! :) (climbing it in the rain probably didn't help)

A bit awkward for the first few moves but, as the guidebook says, 'cool when it comes together'. Two and a half stars is probably more accurate for me.
By josh villeneuve
From: Enfield, CT
Apr 28, 2014

Is there a lower start to this thing? I've been noticing an awful lot of chalk on the sloper jug foot for expanding man...meaning someones trying to connect it
By Graham O.
Sep 26, 2016

Yay first real v8 (Damn the Man doesn't count)! Really fun problem!

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