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Daily Chuck Dose 

Hueco: V6+ Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: DonP on Jan 14, 2009

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Chris Durnin gets his daily dose. Photo by Aaron E...


This is a powerful problem that consists of two moves, so grading may be subjective. Positive holds crank out to a good mantle.


Benningfield's description says this problem "climbs out of the bowels of the overhang" on the Skunkrub Boulder.


Pad and a spotter to watch your domepiece.

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By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 15, 2011
rating: V7 7A+

Not sure of the grade. If it is a V8, it's most likely soft. Short but lots of fun!
By Cesar Valencia
Mar 11, 2012
rating: V6- 7A

It is a fun small boulder problem with 2 really tough moves (at least for me). Starting is the crux for sure. After getting off the floor, you have to throw with your right hand out to a good edge. What makes that move difficult are the feet and the left hand. Once you stick that move, you have to get your right foot up, then lock off the right arm and do a blind throw out and over the lip to a crimp, if your feet cut compress and hold the swing. This leads into a heel hook on the face and a fairly easy top out.
By Cesar Valencia
Mar 11, 2012
rating: V6- 7A

By Eric Carlos
From: Chattanooga, TN
Apr 14, 2012
rating: V7- 7A+

I did the standard finish and the Skunk Rub finish. I feel that the standard is hard V7, and the Skunk Rub finish is solid V8 and makes for a more quality and not so short lived climb. This thing has a couple hard moves anyway, especially throwing around the lip while cutting feet if you are short. Hard to control that swing.
By Eric Carlos
From: Chattanooga, TN
Nov 21, 2012
rating: V7- 7A+

So my brother and I were on this a couple days ago, and a large pebble broke out of the right hand start hold, making it substantially bigger. Where before you could only get your middle finger about a pad deep, now you can get at least three fingers that deep. Probably takes at least a grade off of it, as now the start is no longer the hardest move.
By Elijah Flenner
Nov 23, 2012
rating: V5-6 6C+

The start is considerably easier, which makes the problem easier and, in my opinion, better. I had this thing wired before the hold broke, so I don't really know what the new rating should be.
By Cesar Valencia
Mar 5, 2013
rating: V6- 7A

Did the problem today with the break finishing on Skunk Rub. It makes it much easier and more fun. The right hand hold is a lot bigger which makes the first move easier. I think with the break it makes the problem fall in the V6 range.

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