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Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Dave Graham?
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Submitted By: Tristan Perry on Aug 14, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: This problem runs out of holds pretty quick.


This problem apparently begins standing, but may be done from a sitstart from the right for added difficulty. A small edges around head level exist for the hands. Hike your feet up to something and slap the pitiful slopers above. Somehow get your weight on your feet, if possible, and crank upwards. After the slopers, there are essentially no holds for quite a ways. This is powerful and balancy series of moves...kind of an ungradable problem I think. But it's very hard and requires strong tendons.


The left side of the Font boulder (a very wide and sloping mini-cliff with quite a few lines) just above Chuckie's Torture and Jugs.



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By Lanky
From: Tired
Jul 11, 2008

Strange beast. Balancy, long reaches on bad holds. I really dig it... and would really like to send!
By Jeremiah Johnson
From: Contoocook, NH
Feb 17, 2010

The sitstart begins seated under the crack to the right. The moves are pretty good, though the line is a bit contrived. v11- in my opinion.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Sep 6, 2011
rating: V9+ 7C

Definitely a hard problem, but also very cool. It's one of those problems where you feel like you're going to send and the next thing you know, you're back on the ground. Also, Check your Head could also be called "Check the Temps" because it is so friction dependent.
By Lanky
From: Tired
Sep 7, 2011

There's some alternative lifestyle beta available apparently. A friend sent by going right hand to the slopey edge, hiking a right foot, pushing down on the left start edge and making a huge reach to the high slopers with his right. Sounds nuts to me, but he said it felt easier than the traditional beta.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Sep 7, 2011
rating: V9+ 7C

Good to know. Once the temps drop below freezing, I'll be psyched to try this again.

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