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Mixed Emotion 

Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+ [details]
FA: Lohre, Eggert, Melin
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Jun 14, 2012

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Amazing climb!


Classic? You may doubt this, but yes. It is. Go try it. Mike found and cleaned this beautiful line. A sit start on crimps, an overhanging face with a discontinuous crack, and a scary topout. What more could a Devil's Lake boulderer ask for?


Find the Raccoon problems. Go uphill about 100 yards, to the top of the little talus field. You cannot miss it.

If on the trail: park at the upper Smooth Operator parking about half way down the road to the north park enterence. Hike down the trail about half way to the lake, when you see the cube boulder, cut right into the talus/woods, and go straight up about 300 yards. See photo.


Pads and spotters are preferable.

Photos of Mixed Emotion Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Towards the end
Towards the end
Rock Climbing Photo: Plouff about to top out
Plouff about to top out
Rock Climbing Photo: Lemon at the top
Lemon at the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Eggert on ME. (Sep. 22, 2013)
Eggert on ME. (Sep. 22, 2013)
Rock Climbing Photo: Dobbe running a lap.
Dobbe running a lap.
Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin with a quick flash repeat of this pro...
Travis Melin with a quick flash repeat of this pro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Lohre halfway up this great problem, while Ma...
Mike Lohre halfway up this great problem, while Ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike on his problem, Mixed Emotion.  Start holds a...
Mike on his problem, Mixed Emotion. Start holds a...

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By Mr. Mix
From: Sauk City, WI
Jun 14, 2012
rating: V4 6B

Thanks for posting this Chris and it should be noted that Chris was the first of us to man up and get this done. This is a great problem, albeit a bit scary. The block jug on the top shifts when you pop to it, but we tried to kick it out and are pretty sure it is stuck in there for good. This definitely adds a bit to the scare factor.

A slight correction to the directions beta. The problem is actually directly above the Raccoon boulder, not the Weasel.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2012

Ah right on Mike. This area is a little confusing to me, so glad to get a little tour from you and Ian, thanks. Changed the directions.

And yeah, should have mentioned the scary block at the lip. Defintely want 2-3 pads and a good spotter. This was a fantastic find and a really fun problem. I have video of Mike prior to his send. Will post a link.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 14, 2012

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jun 15, 2012
rating: V3 6A

This problem has great movement, I highly recommend it!
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
May 27, 2013

Sweet! This is the first thing i'm getting on when I get back up there.
By TravisK
From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 22, 2016

Not sure why it took me this long to get on this problem but this is an awesome line. Great movement, super fun!

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