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Electric Avenue 

Hueco: V4- Font: 6B PG13

   
Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V4- Font: 6B PG13 [details]
FA: Cal Swoager
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Submitted By: Phil Schuld on Mar 10, 2012

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The heady upper section of Electric Avenue

Description 

Classic! A very tall line that follows a beautiful crack up the imposing face of the Electric Avenue boulder. Stand start on some juggy sidepulls in the crack and work your way up until the crack ends. Make a tough transition (crux) into the adjacent crack to the right at about 15' and follow the sweet finger crack to the top...just don't blow it here!

Location 

On the obvious, tall main face of the Electric Avenue Boulder.

Protection 

This is a pretty tall problem but the landing is flat and with enough pads and spotters it can be made relatively safe.


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By bobby lane
From: Seattle, WA
Dec 16, 2012

Fell topping out, it was very dirty at the top. Missed the set of 4 pads we had on the ground and broke the tibia in my right leg... Be careful when topping out. PG13
By jsustrich
Nov 20, 2015
rating: V5+ 6C+ PG13

Very fun, beefy climbing through the first crack, but transitioning from the first crack to the second is rough. Couldn't break the beta this trip. Quality problem, felt harder than V4 to me for sure.
By John Burkhart
From: Morgantown, WV
Feb 8, 2017

I would recommend top-roping this boulder to work it out if it's close to your limit. A couple of cams in the 0.5 to 1 range work well and a sling to extend over the lip. Save some wear on your body from falls, get the tricky transition beta smoothed out without worrying about falls, and get it wired before going for it up high. I know of multiple injuries that have occurred on this boulder. I did it once without a toprope, ground-up, and I would have enjoyed it more with toprope practice sessions. Falling off the top section is really not a good idea.

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