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Fritz Bulge 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: Rob Riggleman on Apr 1, 2009

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Working on my nemesis during an evening session. ...


Sit start down in the jugs and find a sequence through sharp holds that won't rip your skin to shreds. Move up and left into the giant hueco and pull through a powerful move to get established on small crimps on the face. The crux comes as you try in vain to make it to the appealing-looking holds above.


Just across from A Steve Edwards' project, you can't miss it.


Pad. More than one helps.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Working the bulge
Working the bulge
Rock Climbing Photo: Pretty clear shot of the problem.
BETA PHOTO: Pretty clear shot of the problem.

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By Sean Denny
From: Irvine
Mar 8, 2010
rating: V6 7A

Hardest V6 of my life. No joke. Awesome climb though.
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Apr 18, 2010
rating: V6 7A

That's funny, I agree: this is an insanely hard V6. The top holds seem to have gotten worse over the last few years.
By Duke Lettieri
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 27, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Absolutely, positively, not V6.
By Tim King
Apr 30, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Harder or easier than Shaken Like a Torando?

Classic bags-o-sand

But yeah, this thing was my nemesis for sooo long. I ended up getting the kneebar, the good left crimp, standing up tall and finding a little pinch up and right, which felt like a much more stable position to stab for the end holds. Much better than that "crimp" on the face which I'm pretty sure disappeared.
By Duke Lettieri
From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 2, 2017
rating: V7 7A+

Ah, that makes sense, Pablo and I ended up using the tiny white right crimp, then throwing left hand up to the dish. Good fun!

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