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Hueco: V1 Font: 5 PG13

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Dennis on Jul 20, 2007

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Having fun on the "Heavenly Path"


Climb jugs to a large hueco/undercling. Pull onto the the slab for an exciting finish on crimps. Beautiful.


West face of the 'Heavenly Path Boulder' which will be on your right as you hike in on the main trail. Lots of other nice easy lines can be found in the neighborhood.



Photos of Heavenly Path Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leigh working through the crux.
Leigh working through the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: 3 of me climbing the path
3 of me climbing the path
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on Heavenly Path.
Topping out on Heavenly Path.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric Whitbeck pulling onto the slab.
Eric Whitbeck pulling onto the slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: 'Heavenly Path Boulder', west face topo
BETA PHOTO: 'Heavenly Path Boulder', west face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: 'Heavenly Path Boulder', west face topo
BETA PHOTO: 'Heavenly Path Boulder', west face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Heavenly Path
Heavenly Path
Rock Climbing Photo: On a Heavenly Path...
On a Heavenly Path...
Rock Climbing Photo: good stuff
good stuff
Rock Climbing Photo: Leon finishing HP
Leon finishing HP
Rock Climbing Photo: CT near the top of Heavenly Path
CT near the top of Heavenly Path
Rock Climbing Photo: Over the lip to the great finish  photo: Mitch Mus...
Over the lip to the great finish photo: Mitch Mus...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leigh just hitting the large undercling.
Leigh just hitting the large undercling.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the "crux"
Pulling the "crux"

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By Tavis Ricksecker
Aug 3, 2007

Heavenly Path is a great problem., however, is a site that collects advertisement money by ripping off other people's topos, like they did with Mick Ryan's Bishop topos. Take a look if you like, but if you find the topos useful, please purchase Bishop Bouldering by Mick Ryan and Wills Young and support the guys who actually did the work of putting these topos together.

PS, try Heavenly Path in the full moon sans pad or spotter for a little extra excitement, and revel in the heavenly glory!
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 6, 2008
rating: V0- 4- PG13

A fantastic problem for the area, but nowhere near V1/.11-. If this were on a route, it'd be about 5.10a, if that.
By akforty7
From: seattle, wa
Apr 29, 2009

intense high ball until you actually commit to the move and then it was straight forward and holds exactly where you need them over the lip.

take a up a collection for pads if it makes you feel better, no one will deny you the added foam.
By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 4, 2010
rating: V1 5 PG13

What is the general feeling regarding whether this problem is chipped/manufactured?

I find it extremely unlikely that there is a perfectly spaced ladder of horizontal edges in the black patina (with a light scar above each one) right above the huge jug.

It's a great problem, but more than any other line here I suspect some manufacturing went into it.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
May 29, 2011

Great problem, much easier once committed to as noted above.

Re: Peter's comment, I didn't get the feeling the holds were manufactured at all while up there. Of course, I was just focusing on the climb at that point. I don't see why anybody would manufacture holds on a V1?
By AWinters
From: NH
Aug 16, 2011
rating: V0 4 PG13

I don't think these edges were chipped. Most of them are actually micro "flakes" and you can't really manufacture a flake (unless you're very talented and have too much time on your hands). This face is just blessed with perfect edges (look at 'Celestial Trail' to the right) and I completely agree with Will S, this is 5.9/.10a tops..
By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 2, 2012

No way was this chipped. There was probably some loose edges on top of the existing holes, which broke off during cleaning with hands on the first ascent, or with feet on the 10,000 sends this route has seen since. It's not a V1, but it is REALLY fun!
By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V1 5 R

Ultra classic. Great line, great movement.

Probably V0+ to repeat, but the slight mental battle to commit to the slab makes it V1 first time around.

Must do!
By Abner
Dec 2, 2013
rating: V0+ 4+ PG13

Easy but if you are not confident in your footwork or highballs please bring a couple pads and a spotter. A guy the other day was climbing alone, and if it wasn't for my friend and I running to spot him he would of smacked his head on the ground.
By Jake Dickerson
From: Lander, WY
Aug 24, 2015

Awesome beautiful climb! Beginners be aware, bad falls do happen on this!
By Jairo Villa
From: Chicago, Illinois
Mar 11, 2016

Heavenly Path is an amazing problem! It's an easy climb up with just one move extending up with your right hand that adds thrill to this problem. Once you commit it's an easy climb to victory.
By Fat Dad
From: Los Angeles, CA
Dec 25, 2016

Great problem, though I agree that the V1 rating is probably more appropriate for the commitment factor. Lots of inexperienced climbers throwing themselves on this, some of whom look really sketch on the upper part. Saw a strong dude grunt and shake his way up the upper face without without even placing his feet. Had to look away. Bring pads. There's a small boulder sticking out of the ground near the base that a local told me someone had fallen on recently and broken their spine.

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