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Contrivance 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Michael Madsen
New Route: Yes
Season: any
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Submitted By: Mike Madsen on Oct 26, 2011

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Description 

A MUST DO CLASSIC!! Hardest route on this boulder and great movement. Start to the Left of "Stitching The Seams" and very close but to the right of the Arete. Begin pulling up on the bad thumb pinch. Your right had comes off the lower part and sticks the hard crux move which is the horizontal seam in the top corner of the arete. ( Make sure to stay on face and not so much the arete!) Make sure that move is chalked and solid sticking every little grain of rock. Pull up slightly making beautiful friction moves to a huge left hand throw to a decent top out. Friction and pull is the last key to this problem. This problem is open for discussion didn't feel the need to grade it. Its a challenge! 3 Year project finished...... :)

Location 

To the left of "Stitching The Seams" and to smidge to the right of the arete.

Protection 

One crash pad will do set perfectly on the rock below. A few more would come in handy!


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By Jon Marek
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Jan 4, 2012
rating: V4 6B

"Dry Hump" for sure! Best route on this boulder. Typical Mike problem! :)

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