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Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: John Bachar, John Long
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Mar 16, 2002

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Jaws', V3, chalked holds.


This problem starts on the left side of the face under the prominant roof and prow. Climbs up with easy pulls on jugs to the lip of the roof where one must make comminting crux moves up the prow. I'm not sure it's quite V3, the actual moves seemed just a little easier. The damn thing is so high up though, that the highball factor might add a little to the grade. This problem is a classic. The rock is great, the holds are great, the moves are great, the postion is great, even the exposure is great (hard to find in a boulder problem). Definitely don't want to fall from the crux....


This problem is well over 20 feet high. A pad is some reassurance. It is topropable as well.

Photos of Jaws Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Up on the prow of "Jaws".
Up on the prow of "Jaws".
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike taking a bite out of Jaws.
Mike taking a bite out of Jaws.
Rock Climbing Photo: Before the crux.
Before the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: The left side of Jaws Boulder.
The left side of Jaws Boulder.

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By Adam Holmes
May 14, 2004

By stoner
From: Aspen, Colorado
Jul 4, 2007

If you can keep your wits about you through a reachy crux, it's smooth sailing over great holds.... A big pad and a good spotter can help to ease the jitters.... Definitely gets the grade because of the height and not the difficulty.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Jul 22, 2008

This used to be a fun lead, 5.10-. The first pro was a nut, then a fixed pin close to the crux, and a bolt on top. Both the pin and bolt are gone now. The bolt was useful for holding a sling over the summit horn in place. Without the bolt, Jaws is not really a good TR anymore.
By John Long
Jun 24, 2010

We (Bachar and I) used to climb this baby unroped, first time was probably in 1977. Likewise the way harder one (V6??) that traverses in from the right. Used to be a bit licheny. Exsiting sans pad.
From: Chicago/Colorado
Jul 28, 2010

On of the best boulders on The Pass. Crisp solid edges. It's all there, just sack up and stick it, full confidence. Once you do it you want to keep running laps on it, because it is so sick!. You feel stupid for doubting yourself. Climb when conditions are cool and you are ready, not a day before. This is the send for The Pass.
By Kyle Broxterman
From: Snowmass Village, CO
Sep 7, 2017

"Keep your wits about you through a reachy crux, it's smooth sailing the rest of the way". It could not have been better put.

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