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Curving Crack 

Hueco: V0- Font: 4-

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V0- Font: 4- [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Jul 30, 2001

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Myself (Colin) climbed it and it's kind of like cl...


Climbs the traversing, aptly named crack on the main ridge above the Eliminator boulder, just right of the Finger Ripper. Start at the lowest left portion of the crack, lieback, jam and otherwise climb it to it's bifurcation and either take the high or low version of this crack.

The low version follows a horizontal finger crack, with one's feet just off the deck. The higher version leads to another horizontal seam.

Variations, do a different problem ... the Gill Reach (V2 - highball and height dependent) off a distinct undercling or traverse right to another problem Easier Reach (V0+) off an incut, or climb right on the final horizontal seam and traverse right to an easy crack (topout or downclimb this).


Climbs above a few rocks, a good spotter and a pad will be nice.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Doing laps on crack (curving crack).
Doing laps on crack (curving crack).

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 4, 2002

Sorry; This doesn't even qualify as a boulder problem; that is unless V0- is the same as 4th class !
By chase rhinestone
Mar 10, 2006

This is a great problem for someone trying to get into the bouldering scene. This problem can also be fun if you travel back and forth on the route. See how many times you can loop it.
By mattnorville Norv
Aug 11, 2009

This is the problem I take almost everyone on the first time I take them bouldering. They seem to enjoy it
By Tony Barlage
Mar 28, 2010
rating: V0- 4-

Agreed. A great warm up or first climb for the aspiring boulderer.
By Jason Platt
Apr 20, 2014

Even though this route is very easy it is still really fun! Amazing holds and it flows really nicely. Definitely check it out.

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