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Hueco: V11 Font: 8A

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V11 Font: 8A [details]
FA: Dave Graham
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jan 1, 2005

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My wife Caolan took this photo of the crux move.

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  • Description 

    Start on the large positive undercling on the left side of the boulder and crimp your way up the short prow. Dave did the FA but a foot broke a year later and made the problem harder.

    Protection 

    Crash pad.


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    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Sep 20, 2004

    For me this still a work in progress. I have to mention that this problem has one of the worst footholds on the planet and makes the Undercling Traverse at Flag look like a boardwalk. One of these days...
    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Sep 26, 2004

    Finally sent. Definitely much harder than the other arete. A lot of fun.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 5, 2004

    What is the right hand starting hold for this problem? I know you start with the left hand undercling, but what about the right hand?
    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 5, 2004

    Uhhh...let's see. I was a little drunk, details are fuzzy. I think it was left hand, thumb down pinch with two fingers, pinky smear,ring finger half slotted into a divot. Right hand thumb up fore finger and pinky squeezed together in a "hang loose " sort of position. Both feet swing over your head, right foot heel hooks a juju bee shaped nubbin, left foot smears big toe under a razor sharp undercling. Now comes the crux.........flip your nutsack under your left armpit, reach around under your spotter's left knee, and snatch the uber-thin flake out left on the lip and flop up onto the top in utter triumph. You've done it, now you're good enough. Now you can stop this madness.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 6, 2004

    Seriously, what is the right hand starting hold?
    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Oct 6, 2004

    Start matched in the undercling. Plenty of room for two hands.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 8, 2004

    You sit down start, two hands in large right undercling, and then go up.

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