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John's Stand Up 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 18, 2007

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Stand start at the crux of Hobbit Hole with a good fingerlock and get your feet on the wall. Climb straight up with your choice of a gaston or a sidepull for your left hand and balance up until you can stand in the crack. Finish up easier terrain.


Same as Hobbit Hole


Pad and spotter required

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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Aug 22, 2009
rating: V4 6B

the guide said this was V4 and i think i agree why the grade inflate?
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Dec 5, 2009
rating: V4 6B

This thing shuts me down every time im on it!
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Oct 11, 2010
rating: V4 6B

I got on this today and I always stood at the middle of the crack and went straight up... I always thought thats how it went cuz it says john's stand start. also it didn't quite feel v4 to me... am I missing something? I go literally strait up from the fingerlock on hobbit hole
By matt major
May 5, 2014

Climbed this today with the crimp on hobbit hole as a left start hand and my right resting in the crack as a sloper. Got a foot on a hobbit direct starting hold and crimped to the top. I may be missing something but with that beta it felt easier than edges. It felt significantly easier than hobbit direct. What do you guys think about the grade? As usual the climb was pretty good quality
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
May 6, 2014
rating: V4 6B

There's always been confusion on this thing, but there are two versions... the easier one, which starts in the fingerlock and climbs straight up without using anything near Hobbit Direct, or the harder one which starts the same and moves slightly right to a tiny crimp and balances straight up the face.
By matt major
May 6, 2014

Thanks for clearing that up bryce. I assumed that I had been doing something wrong beta wise. Maybe I'll come back to it one day but I had looked at those other sets of beta and they just didn't seem to be as natural or fun looking. It is probably because the real beta is hard lol
By Graham O.
Jul 28, 2016
rating: V2 5+

This thing isn't amazing, but is worth doing if you just wanna try something new. Felt super easy for v4, but it actually helps to be short on this one.

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