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Low Hanging Melons 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
FA: Doug Rouse
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: doug rouse on Oct 25, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Low Hanging Melons, V2.


Locate a sloping hold above head level, near the diagonal crack on the left end of the wall. Start matching on the sloper, and traverse right along a line of newly cleaned slopers for 15-20' or so until you can turn onto a slab that faces west (behind Arrowhead Arete). Some variations have yet to be cleaned, and eventually this will be a nice wall to warm up on.


This is on a North-facing wall below Arrowhead Arete, that starts just right of the hole where George starts out of. Begin at a diagonal crack on the left side of the wall, and traverse right.


A pad.

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By mikejohnson1 Johnson
From: Essex Junction, VT
Mar 9, 2010
rating: V2 5+

Does George start on jugs and climb into a nice handcrack? If so, I think it would be a good addition to Mountainproject.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Apr 2, 2010

George is now Sweet Nectar.... Sit start in crack, up crack to reach left to hole, then proceed up and left on small holds to a nice finishing jug when you really need it!
By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
May 10, 2016
rating: V2 5+

This was a really cool traverse but also pretty difficult, and I came up with some pretty funky beta to get from the starting holds to the second big scoop, not to mention just starting on those holds with some weird foot voodoo. Delicate but super gratifying when you get it. The texture on this thing was incredible.

The landing is good enough to place a single pad further along the problem, which was good, and the problem ends on good feet and good jugs, just gets more dirty as you pull onto the west face.

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