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Iron Fly 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V8-9 Font: 7B+ [details]
FA: Kevin Thaw
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Submitted By: Andrew Ryder on Mar 23, 2009

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the big awkward huck!


Begin right of center on the 'Iron Man Traverse' rail (let the chalk on the lip guide you).

Two ways to do it:

1. Grab the rail, paste your feet and dyno to the lip, or...
2. Grab the rail, throw a heel, crank to a sloper and desperately bump along the lip to better holds. Both ways are pretty hard, and each is rad in its own right!


A bit right of center on the 'Iron Man Boulder' - look for the chalk on the lip.


A pad and a spot, especially for the dyno method.

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Trying the Dyno on Iron Fly

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By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Aug 7, 2010

Interesting this was initially rated V7. I remember being shut down completely on it. Anyone have a pic of someone actually sticking the dyno? I've seen someone do it before, looked really cool....
By AWinters
From: NH
Dec 13, 2010

i've only seen it done with the heel
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Dec 13, 2010

I did not use the heel, there is a subtle drop knee on small feet lower than you want, and thought it seemed quite difficult for V7 which was the given grade at the time. Easy to hit the lip and even the hold but hard to stick. Made my ego happier when it got upgraded.
By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Feb 8, 2011

FA was Kevin Thaw
By Adam Stackhouse
Jun 14, 2012

Couple of hops and he's up!

Jul 25, 2012

i was just browsing places ive climbed. i remember doing the traverse and john bachars ex gf was there climbing with some dude videoing her for a project. she told me about the fly and i tried it, missed the first time, and then stuck it......i did it repeatedly, and i was barely a 12 climber then. it seemed very easy. i dynoed it like the guy in the vid. i cant believe its rated a v7, or especially a v9. theres no way id have been able to do it, let alone about 7 or 8 times......anyhow, ill take the tick!....haha. i think i have a double exposed photo of sticking im pissed!
By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Feb 17, 2013

EFS - being a 12 climber has little to do with being a V8 boulderer for many people unless you are actively training both at the same time. For the record at one point I was bouldering V8 and struggling on 5.12's though now I seem to have the reverse problem.

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