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In Kneed 

In Kneed 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Jason Kehl/Trevor Markel/Stephen Nance, and anyone else that wants credit!
New Route: Yes
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Stephen Nance on Feb 18, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: In Kneed.

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  • Description 

    This is the obvious line as you walk up to the boulder. It comes out of the hole off a big jug with barely any feet. As the name implies, a kneebar gets you through the first move, and a knee bar pad helps. Climb up through some tension, thuggish moves to good crimps. Head up to the "crimp block" and up over through crimps and slopers to the scary but protectable topout. There are a lot of moves on this one. It is very atypical for Eldo. It is mostly big holds with big moves. We are not necessarily claiming the FA, but Bob Horan commented that he had never seen anyone on it, and we also did a lot of cleaning on the topout! This is a VERY good problem for the grade. It is a great addition, go try this thing with a group, and bring a kneebar pad! Proud line!

    Location 

    The problem is in the corridor below Germ Free. It is an obvious line once you see it.

    Protection 

    4-5 pads is ideal. This makes it much nicer to commit to the topout. At least 2 pads are needed.


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    By Andrew Mann
    From: Boulder, CO
    Feb 24, 2013

    Hey Stephen. Thanks for the submission. Good name. Nice work, Trevor, on the send. This one has indeed been climbed before. I think it was 2008-ish, I was there with Jason Kehl and Justin Wood. Jason sent it after working that first move for a bit. Great problem. Grade seems about right. I took some good photos of it that day. I'll dig around for the images. Cheers!
    By Stephen Nance
    From: Boulder, CO
    Feb 24, 2013

    Right on, good to hear, Andrew. I was surprised by the lack of cleaning on it for how well it climbed! Thanks for the update!

    Stephen
    By kevin murphy
    From: Lafayette, Colorado
    Feb 25, 2013

    Is this to left of Truth, frontrangebouldering.com/eldo/....

    If so, Ken Kenney FA, early 2000. Next.
    By Andrew Mann
    From: Boulder, CO
    Mar 6, 2013

    Hey Murph! The Truth Boulder is above this block. Here is a photo of the earliest ascent I know of. Damn good chance it was done before Jason did it though.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Kehl - "The Kneed" - FA?
    Jason Kehl - "The Kneed" - FA?

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