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Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, Alpine
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
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Submitted By: Tristan Baldwin on Jun 29, 2014

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Sit start with hands at the block on the arete. Fire up to a crimp pocket along the arete up and left, then continue into the jug on Pulled Pork. Follow Pulled Pork to the finish passing through a series of crimps to the insecure mantle


Left of Pulled Pork along the arete


The mantle is pretty tough as the top of the boulder is very slick, be mindful of this

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By eddysamson
Jul 1, 2014
rating: V7+ 7A+

Isn't this climb called The Kosher Connection and Growler is the face climb on the right side of the arrete?
By Tristan Baldwin
From: Amherst, NH
Jul 1, 2014

My understanding is that this is Growler (start sitting on arete, and climb left into Pulled Pork via the obvious pocket hold right at the lip of the arete keeping your entire body below the boulder. I believe that Howler is the face climb that you are referring to. There is also the Pulled Pork Variation which looks very fun (go straight up from the jug on the arete to the obvious chalked hold WAY up the right face).

The Smuggs page on this site leaves a lot to be desired and it would be awesome (and help avoid confusion) if people who were more familiar with the climbing added more routes and maybe subdivided the areas by boulder. This past weekend was my first time climbing there so the area is still very new and foreign to me.
By eddysamson
Jul 3, 2014
rating: V7+ 7A+

Oh you're right it is Howler, I knew it was close to Growler. Maybe Kosher Connection is the variation you were talking about which I also posted last week. I called it the Pulled Pork Dyno variation. I've put a good amount of routes up in the past week or so, but there's more to do and yes we do desperately need to organize by boulder. I'd be willing to do so if I could get permission.
By eddysamson
Sep 2, 2014
rating: V7+ 7A+

I just sent this yesterday after years of neglecting it. I don't know why I took so long, I actually thought it was a pretty good climb. I don't see how its a 6 though. It seems equal difficulty to Pulled Pork, especially since I consider the end of Pulled Pork the hard part of the climb and this climb goes right into that.
By Tristan Baldwin
From: Amherst, NH
Sep 3, 2014

That's fair, I think most people find the second half of pulled pork to be the crux. For me the crux was hitting the jug on the arete in the right spot. I use pretty strange beta for the top though. I do a right hand/heel match in the jug and lock off really low, throw my left hand to the high crimp, bump left down to the really small crimp then bring my right up to the first crimp. From there I can reach over to the "good" knobs and bring my feet over to left and mantle. I think it is easier, or at the very least much higher percentage than going huge with the right straight to the crimp.
By eddysamson
Sep 4, 2014
rating: V7+ 7A+

Ohh yeah that is an odd way to do it! I will have to try that. My beta is to slide my left hand out to the first hold on the Pulled Pork start rail, then I use the sloper under the right crimp as an intermediate and bump up into the crimp. This way also avoids the huge blind move to it.

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