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Darwin Award 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Matt Kuehl on Mar 16, 2012

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Good rest before continuing the traverse. Darwin A...

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    Tired of falling on the third move of Monkey Bar Direct? Are the swarms of people getting to your head and harshing your mellow? Do you find yourself asking "Is there more to my life?"

    Luckily the answer is YES, and it all starts with an ascent of Darwin Award.

    Sit start on the South/West side of the natural shelter. Traverse up and left using some decent holds and a few heel hooks. Eventually you reach a good sloper, which is about the same time you decide you'd rather be hanging upside-down. So stuff both your feet up inside the crack and just chill out man, you're stressin'. Do several traversing moves while inverted, eventually reaching an OK hand jam and transitioning back upright. Try not to cut feet and pull the finishing move which tops out the leaning slab that creates the shelter. If super psyched, continue up to the top of the Monkey Bar Boulder.

    Several variations of this problem exist changing the difficulty from V1 - V4 depending on how you choose to climb it.


    In the natural shelter on the West side of the Monkey Bar Boulder.


    Yer not scared are you?

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    By Matt Kuehl
    From: Las Vegas
    Mar 16, 2012

    Here is a video I put together of the mysterious super problem.

    By Matt Christie
    Jun 11, 2017
    rating: V2 5+

    Not sure why this problem doesn't get any love here on mountain project. One of the funnest and most unique problems I've ever done. When else will you get a chance to bat hang when it's actually useful to completing the problem? And once the cave gives birth to you and you come out onto the main boulder, you can keep traversing the juggy rails for as long as you want before going up to the top, turning it into a total pumpfest. Must do if you're in the area.

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