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Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Pete Zoller, winter 1991
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Apr 2, 2006

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Sending using the wide feet beta for the big move

Some areas require a guide.


This problem is in the shade all day. Once you enter the meadow, hike up and left on slick slabs and over a boulder. This problem starts in cave down and to the right on huge huecos to a difficult throw to a delicate topout.


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Photos of Lobsterclaw, AKA:Mr. Negative Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A really interesting problem - lovin the 'cave'
A really interesting problem - lovin the 'cave'
Rock Climbing Photo: gotta love those weird pinches
gotta love those weird pinches
Rock Climbing Photo: Lobster claw with the kneebar beta
Lobster claw with the kneebar beta
Rock Climbing Photo: Lobsterclaw, classic.
Lobsterclaw, classic.
Rock Climbing Photo: Linda moving from the steep jugs out onto the face...
Linda moving from the steep jugs out onto the face...

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By tim naylor
Aug 29, 2007
rating: V5- 6C

nice variety, steep and technical and several ways to do the start.
By Pinklebear
Sep 16, 2012

Just a little history: The original name for this one was Mr. Negative, in the Negative Cave, but Lobster Claw is a good name too. Pete Z did it first, then also me and Scott Leonard. We found it one day out hiking around looking for new problems. FA: Christmas Break 1991/92
By jjjjjjjjjj
Jan 5, 2016

I saw on a facebook post that as of January 2016, some dude broke the lip jug at the top of this problem. I imagine topping out will be much harder with there being a sloper up there now. Anyway, this is a super classic problem.

Update: The problem is still very doable even with the broken hold, you simply trend more to the right up at the top of the boulder.