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Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Nov 29, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Fisher Fissure


Sit start with left hand on weird side-pull and right hand around the arete pull up to the rectangle hold that always has chalk on it, then work your way up to the top, using heel hooks and compression.

This route used to be a mediocre V3 but a couple winters ago the starting jugs exfoliated leaving it in it's current state. It was done from a sit start to the top last fall and is said to go as a classic V6.


Walk the main trail through Black Jack Boulders and after The Big Dill break right and there is the problem. It is the right most crack route.



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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Mar 28, 2009

the starting flake for this route has fallen off, the sit start is now all tiny crimps and the feet that were onr this flake have turned to small smirs and feet in weird places... i think the route has gotten harder because of this...but dont know how much harder havent done it yet just noticed walking by it
By Lanky
From: Tired
Mar 28, 2009

I noticed this a while back, and in the words of one of my buddies, it now looks "brick hard."
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Mar 28, 2009

yeah that is a good way to put it
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Jun 23, 2012

I have done the moves from a true sit start, I just have not linked them yet, it will be a wonderful climb when completed, compressiony moves and much fun!
By bradley white
From: Bend
Nov 19, 2012

The only boulder problem I was determined to do. It was attempted in early 80's. I was getting stuck at base of the crack. After many attempts I tried a new way of using my hands in isometric opposition. It worked and I made it over the bulge by the crack. The second moves on the crack I quit and exited, carefully.
The reputation of this problem then was: Leave a finger behind in the upper crack by not making it and falling. I would have been better off not knowing this.
There was no ground fall protection then and sometimes climber's were spotted. I did this alone and played it safe by down climbing until a controlled drop. Bouldering has drastically changed on safety to falling. The shoes then hurt ankles landing and I bruised my foot's instep once. Not on this one. Sad to hear that the lower holds broke off.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 13, 2013
rating: V6+ 7A

This problem is excellent. Athletic and technical climbing with a bit of height thrown in. Definitely much better than the original. The crux, for me, was getting my left hand into the second vertical slot. (It ends up being a really cool move.)

Probably the best v6 in Rumney. (And probably a little bit harder than most of them.)
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Nov 12, 2013
rating: V6+ 7A

Footage of this problem starts at 0:10

By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Jun 13, 2016
rating: V6+ 7A PG13

The top of this climb is absolutely terrifying. I had to do a big cross right hand to the only clean sloper on top, and when I matched the sloper (not calling it a jug since it's not) lip, it felt like both my feet were going to skid off and I was going to swing off to the left and fly into the tree. The top part of this seriously needs some cleaning, the arete should really be cleaned the whole way, I'll try to clean it some when I'm out there again.

Also it really doesn't matter where you start, standing or sitting it will be V6 and it will be tough. The top moves are pretty damn reachy.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Jun 13, 2016

Jake while I agree with you about the top, I think it is important to note that the true line starts as a sit as demonstrated in Christians video above. Starting standing in the slot removes a few hard moves and will bring the grade down a bit.

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