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Elephant's Trunk 

Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder, 8'
Original:  Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Jim Hausmann, 2000?
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Submitted By: Bjorn on Sep 17, 2008

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Weird, but fun prob....


This is a testpiece of sloper skill and balance-intensive footwork. Begin with a right in a good slopey rail and a left on another sloper. Paste a high right foot, rock up and begin the slope-fest. A tenuous, left foot, heel smear and a toss to crumbling, granite texture is only the beginning. A paucity of holds guards the topout from those not willing to fight for it.


Plenty of pine needles to soften your plummit.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Funky foot beta.
Funky foot beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh squeezing the trunk.
Josh squeezing the trunk.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Elephant's Trunk!!  Do try!!
The Elephant's Trunk!! Do try!!

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By Luke Childers
May 14, 2009
rating: V6 7A

To my understanding this was F.A. by Jim Hausmann in 2000. Great problem. A must do.

Luke Childers
By Sean Wolf
From: Denver, CO
Apr 9, 2010

You come flying off this thing in really funny ways.
By Dan Proudfoot
Dec 2, 2010
rating: V5+ 6C+

Great problem, the boulder reminds me of HP40. Really similar footwork/party trick problem to some stuff from the dirty, dirty south.
By mike c
From: golden
Sep 3, 2012
rating: V4 6B

Good problem, but if you ask me, it's easier than the 4 up the hill.

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