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Hueco: V6+ Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Mar 30, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: K-Town Boulder L->R Angler V2 Amtrak V4 Feels ...


Climb the arete using some face holds on the roadside face of the K-Town boulder. A super softy at V8 but classic nonetheless.


The obvious arete on the K-Town boulder.



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Michael Madsen climbs Feels Like Grit
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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
May 30, 2007

Super cool problem. There's a bit of leavitation involved in the topout, I think.
By Scott W
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 13, 2011
rating: V5 6C

Feels V5 or easier.
By Zane Dordai
Feb 23, 2012

I did it without the arete using a sidepull out right. Stood up on a good left foot and grabbed a slot right before the topout with my left hand I believe. Felt pretty hard, but easier than climbing the arete. Kind of hard to call it the same climb though...
By John.
Jan 30, 2014

I agree feels much easier
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jan 30, 2014
rating: V7-8 7B

Will's comment is probably the most accurate. I've seen plenty of really strong climbers struggle on this one, including ones who are quite good at slabs. This problem definitely favors taller climbers, as they can much more easily reach the better holds up high from better (if still small) feet.

Having climbed hard slabs all over the US and the world, I feel like this climb is pretty comparable to v7's or v8's that I've climbed elsewhere. Perhaps for taller climbers it feels significantly easier, but I'm not one of those so I don't know.

Either way, it's a beautiful feature and a cool line that is definitely worth climbing!! Such a great setting as well.
By Sam Miller
From: Boulder, Colorado
Dec 1, 2014

Anywhere from v4 to v8 depending upon temps and your height. I can't take the 8, but if you aren't 6'+ and its not perfect temps, then its hard.
By BoHandy
From: Lander,Wyoming
Jun 23, 2016
rating: V6+ 7A

Spent one hot late summer evening passing a few bottles of wine back and forth with a friend. He sent it, I became drunk. Returned early in the morning, warmed up on the V0 then sent this one on the first go of the day. We did not use the arete, and began referring to this as "Feels like shit" since the line is between "Feels like Grit" and the V4 "Shit". I agree with the other comments, it's height and temperature dependent. Still, a worthwhile climb to do.

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