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Common Deer 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Apr 10, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Start beta of Common Deer.


Common Deer ascends a short, bulging face via fluid moves on slopers. The problem climbs near some bad rock, but with the exception of the gaston before the lip, the holds are remarkably solid.

Sit start with hands matched on the shelf. From there, make a big move up to a sloping rail, work the feet over to the left, cross over with a right hand to a sloper on the rail (crux), then bump the right up to a gaston, get a foot on the start hold, position the hands, and hit the lip, and top it out.

There is an alternate compression method that utilizes the undercling/sidepull while slapping up the sloping rail, but I wasn't able to spend time on the method because of a bad wrist. Nonetheless, the moves felt comparable in difficulty to the previously mentioned beta.

The final gaston before the lip is hollow, but it will hold if handled statically.


Thus ascends the north face of Essential Boulder.


A pad or two should do it, the landing is very good.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Common Deer problem beta.
BETA PHOTO: Common Deer problem beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the sloper rail on Common Deer.
BETA PHOTO: Working the sloper rail on Common Deer.

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