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Floater aka Center Route 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: D Argyle on Jan 31, 2006

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This is the obvious line up the middle of the main boulder's south face. Get to the sloper and then up to a knob to top out. Landing is good.



Photos of Floater aka Center Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Going for the knob.
Going for the knob.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jake Carroll on the Floater, V5.
Jake Carroll on the Floater, V5.
Rock Climbing Photo: Floater.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the knob.
On the knob.
Rock Climbing Photo: Trying out Mark Tjaden's beta on the far left foot...
Trying out Mark Tjaden's beta on the far left foot...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the sloping rail -beta from left side start.
On the sloping rail -beta from left side start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Floatage.
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the route.
Low on the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sidepull.
Rock Climbing Photo: Toping out.
BETA PHOTO: Toping out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerad on Floater.
Jerad on Floater.

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By Michael West
From: Enterprise, AL
Jun 8, 2008

Getting to the sloper is way harder for shorter people.
By loc
From: colorado springs co
Jul 28, 2009

My fav problem in this wall.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 29, 2009
rating: V5 6C

HAAARRRD. Took me forever to get. Cool problem though. I did the other V4s at Ute within a few days, while this took me a few months so I would say this is solid V5.
By Bob Robinson
From: Lone Tree, Colorado
Oct 25, 2010
rating: V5 6C

This one feels stout. Are people bumping from the good ledge from "Chick Power" before heading to the sidepull, or just cranking through?
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Oct 25, 2010
rating: V5 6C

I've seen people bump off that hold, I don't use it. I don't think it changes the rating significantly.
By David Hertel
From: Haines, Alaska
Dec 27, 2010

It seems like the consensus is to approach the sloper from the right side and sort of hook the bump with the left hand, but I found that way to be an incredible stretch I can barely make. I prefer to start with a pinch in the hueco on the left side and walk my hands across the sloping rail to grab the bloc. The only problem with this beta is the feet suck and it's hard to stay on without a toe hook. If you use this beta, be prepared to dyno to the chicken head from the bloc with low feet.
By Keith H. North
From: Englewood, CO
May 24, 2011
rating: V5-6 6C+

Got on this today, I am pretty short 5'8" with a +1 A.I. So that move to the sloper is pretty big for me, and till I dialed it was very low percentage.

This took me quite some time to send even though it is definitely not my style.

To me it felt more like a V6.
By Culver
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 4, 2011

Finally sent this a couple days ago! Probably my favorite problem in this area now that I can stick more than just the first move.
By JasonT
Jun 4, 2011
rating: V4-5 6B+

Nice job, Culver...getting strong, man!!
By Lucas
From: Asheville, NC
Jun 20, 2011
rating: V5+ 6C+

This would be a solid V5 anywhere in the country. Awesome problem, the style of it kinda reminds me of Serengeti in Bishop.
By Zane Dordai
Aug 2, 2012

Though I never really fell in love with Ute Valley, this problem is super classic. It felt like very solid V5 from what I know.

Beta spoiler alert: I used the chick, power crimp out right for my right hand to perch on a far, high, and good right foot which freed my right hand to grab the good sidepull pinch. Felt 5 to me that way. The first move, though very big, just takes some dialing in if you have trouble on big moves.
By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
May 25, 2015

This route would be classic anywhere. Super fun, my friend is 5'7" and can stick the jump with about the same effort as myself (5'11"), so no excuses! The feet are all there.

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