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Hat's Off 

Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Chris Ryan
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Submitted By: tscupp on Apr 16, 2010

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Alex hitting the jug


Start with hands matched on a sloper. Most throw a heel up before traversing left, aiming for the jug. Finish up as for the Pedestal. The first few moves are awesome but quite tough, just another great moderate at the sit down area.

See Pic.

Might be V5, might be V6. Either way, it feels a lot harder than Pedestal so whatever you think that is, add a half/full grade.


back side of the pedestal boulder, right side of the road.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Ryan right before grabbing the FA.  He took ...
Chris Ryan right before grabbing the FA. He took ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Video screen capture of the crux of Hat's Off.
Video screen capture of the crux of Hat's Off.
Rock Climbing Photo: The tricky start
The tricky start
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Cruxing
Jon Cruxing

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By S. Neoh
Jul 2, 2010
rating: V6- 7A

V6- seems about right to me. Fun little problem.
Pedestal felt quite a bit easier to me.
By ekelsey
From: Mattapoisett
Jun 29, 2012
rating: V5+ 6C+

I completely struggle with the Pedestal yet this fell quickly. Enjoyed the start on this one more.
By christopher adams
Jun 5, 2014
rating: V5 6C

Feels V5 even to me- Executioner is much harder.
By Dana Seaton
Jun 6, 2014
rating: V5 6C

Both Executioner and Hats Off have lots of options to beta down each move since they are heavily featured rock climbs. Executioner has a pucker factor, although the falls are often not as bad as one might think. Like most grades, add or subtract a V grade from the popular consensus and you probably have the right grade for you.
By Joe M.
Feb 3, 2016
rating: V6 7A

#9 on the beta topo
By Graham O.
Jul 16, 2016

Bundles of fun. Much better than pedastal.

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