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Circus Trick 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: ????
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Submitted By: Dave Chenault on Nov 28, 2001

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The Circus Trick, shot from above, by Noah Bigwood...

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This is the arete just in sight at the right edge of the photo below, on the biggest boulder in Big Bend. Cool moves on decent holds, especially from the sit start, lead to a hard throw to a bad hold, and another hard throw to the huge jug at the lip. Very, very cool.


The landing is good, a pad is nice but not necessary if you have a spotter.

Photos of Circus Trick Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Circus Trick
Circus Trick
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Pierce crouches for the action.
Paul Pierce crouches for the action.
Rock Climbing Photo: With a name like Circus Trick,... a good show alwa...
With a name like Circus Trick,... a good show alwa...
Rock Climbing Photo: now that's a lot of fun!
now that's a lot of fun!
Rock Climbing Photo: Super fun problem.
Super fun problem.
Rock Climbing Photo: moving to the flat hold on 'circus trick'
moving to the flat hold on 'circus trick'
Rock Climbing Photo: Hold on!  What a great V4.
Hold on! What a great V4.
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron on Circus Trick
Aaron on Circus Trick
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown person working on Circus Trick
Unknown person working on Circus Trick
Rock Climbing Photo: working Circus Trick
working Circus Trick

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By Tristan Perry
Aug 22, 2007

The dyno on Circus Trick is one of the coolest moves I've ever experienced in climbing. The sit start doesn't really make the problem any harder, I think, as the crux is all about getting to that's really hard to stick any way you do it. The short persons' beta is viciously awkward and core-strength intensive. Footwork is tough. The dyno can be done from the two sideways-spaced jugs to avoid the tough move. Of course it's a little longer flight, so I really don't know what is harder. Done this way, the crux is hanging on to the lip as you swing out (you have to jump backwards quite a bit). Sick, sick, sick move! SO GOOD!
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jan 27, 2010
rating: V6- 7A

Lisa Rands had the FFA on this sandbagged "V4"
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jan 27, 2010

Sandbag is right! We were all dropping off this over and over again. Then a guy in our group who sends V8 on a regular basis jumped on it and proceeded to fall of three straight times before he got it. Sheesh!
By Reedrombo
From: Home is where you park it
Mar 14, 2010

Awesome, awesome awesome problem. A stiff rating at V4, pretty borderline I would say but it was fun to work through.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Aug 26, 2012
rating: V6 7A

Let's be honest, more like v6. No matter the grade, this problem climbs beautifully from the sit. Make sure to top it out for full credit! :)
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Apr 6, 2013

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