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Diamond in the Rough 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Alec Woolley on Jan 30, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Starting hold and direction


This is a really fun climb that doesn't get much attention. This is due to the climb being located in an area I've never seen dry. If the marsh is frozen or it has been a really dry season then you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to climb this.

Start on obvious holds down to the right with good feet and work your way left. Wrap around the arete and top out.


On the boulder sitting right against the marsh. The climb is located to the right of Touchdown Giants on the side of the boulder that is in the marsh.



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By Alec Woolley
From: Nottingham, NH
Jan 30, 2014

Not entirely sure if I have the climb completely right or not, so let me know if it differs. The way I climbed it was fun and I thought it was worth sharing. Here's a video if you're curious.

By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Sep 15, 2015
rating: V4 6B

I was pleasantly surprised with this route. A very fun climb and should see more ascents when the water is low!
By Graham O.
Jul 6, 2016

This is probably my favorite line at the Marsh Boulders, but I haven't tried Bodacious or Boulder X yet, so maybe I don't have an opinion :). But I like this more than a lot of other v4's that receive more traffic.
By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Aug 30, 2016
rating: V4- 6B

I couldn't remember what the starting holds were shown as on this page, so I ended up climbing this more like a compression line. There was chalk on the arete (from what I'm guessing is Goin down to chinatown?) so I started LH pretty low down the arete on a good spot, and RH on the crimp that is shown in the picture. Good left foot, threw up a right heel and bumped RH to a better hold then slapped LH up the arete to a good crimp before doing a somewhat blind crux move to slap LH into a sick pinch. From there I powered RH to the lip then traversed left and topped out. This way climbed super sick and I couldn't help but do it twice. I'll have to go back out and try this again the regular way!

Also, someone built an awesome stick landing for this climb so you really don't even have to worry about getting wet anymore.
By Alec Woolley
From: Nottingham, NH
Aug 31, 2016

Sounds like a fun way to attack it. Another variation that is a little bit harder tops out as a slopey mantel instead of heading around the arete to the left but its not as fun that way. Hope the stick landing holds up, that is usually under 1-2 ft of water when their isn't a drought for the season.

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