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Goodbye Blue Sky 

Hueco: V9-10 Font: 7C+

   
Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V9-10 Font: 7C+ [details]
FA: unknown, pre-1997?
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Submitted By: Kevin Hadfield on Jan 31, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Goodbye Blue Sky overview.

Description 

Start on the small right hand crescent hold and the obvious left hand about 8 feet left of Magic Tricks. Make a big move straight up with the left hand to a small crimp. Do a big move right to a pinch crimp, and move your left hand to the obvious crimp directly above that right hand crimp. Your right hand goes up to a hatchet blade, little crimp. The next left hand movement goes to a great left hand crimp rail, match on that, and then climb the last 10 feet of the climb on obvious, good holds.

Location 

It is 8 feet left of Magic Tricks.

Protection 

A couple of mash mats.


Photos of Goodbye Blue Sky Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Unlocking the beta.
BETA PHOTO: Unlocking the beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: This shows pretty well the left start hold and the...
BETA PHOTO: This shows pretty well the left start hold and the...

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By Nick Reecy
Administrator
Jan 31, 2015

Premium boulder problem. Awesome, Kevin!
By Bradley Mark Edwards
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, CO
Jan 31, 2015

Well done, dude! That's awesome!
By Kevin Hadfield
From: New Castle, CO
Nov 29, 2015



Here is the FA footage... Sorry for the bad camera angle, this has been buried on my phone for almost a year. I leaned it up against a tree and missed half the climb.
By Max Robbins
Dec 8, 2015

One of the best lines in Unaweep.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jul 9, 2016

This problem has been done and as early as 1997 (by locals to Junction and potentially prior to that) and later. This, being the most prominent boulder in the particular area, was largely developed at the time and after the R&I mini-guide in the mid-1990s by Luke Laeser and Ed Strang. The folks that I know that did this problem don't actually wish to take the FA (in text), as they even are not sure if they had the FA. Just for a small gesture on history, there used to be Gill arrows in the Texas Block region, near the Griddle Block, last photographed in the mid-1990s.
By Kevin Hadfield
From: New Castle, CO
Jul 13, 2016

Thanks for the history lesson. The day that I first looked at this problem was the day I met you all out at this boulder. I had asked around and the best history I could get was that it was an abandoned Loomis project that had stirred up some controversy over alleged chipping of holds. If anyone's got a better/more relevant name, please share.
By Jared LaVacque
Administrator
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jul 13, 2016

Thanks, Kevin! Both Nick and I know folks who did this problem at disparate time frames since the late 1990s. However, nobody had decided to name it because of the prominent nature of the boulder in that area, as they are not sure that they were the FA. You picked a great name for it, and unless anyone who did it previously decides to change the name, Goodbye Blue Sky will remain the name. Regardless of the name, it's a great problem and a solid send. I hope this summer finds you well and in search of great problems to share.
By Eric Carlos
From: Chattanooga, TN
Dec 9, 2016

It sure would be nice to be able to reach that right hand move from the ledge foot like in the video.

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