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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Joel Torretti
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Submitted By: skinny legs and all on Jan 23, 2011

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Multiple Personalities is a unique climb for Mt. Gretna. It is a traverse which is quite long and involves more than a handful of moves. Begin by pulling onto an obvious two hand start hold near the right side of a rectangular shaped boulder. Traverse left across to a slab with delicate feet. Make a reach into a sharp crack and continue left to the far arete and top out.

There is an addition to the start of this problem. Start near the right arete and heel hook and traverse into the normal starting hold. About the same grade.


Uphill from the Smiley Boulder on the way to Shamoo


Pad or two, maybe a spotter

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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 23, 2011

First ascent was onsighted at V4.
By Redyns
Jan 3, 2014

Multiple Personalities is the entire problem (V7), not a V4 half way through the problem start. You need to climb the entire boulder to experience the multiple personalities.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 10, 2014

Seriously, we called the entire problem V4. Even including the extra six feet from the standard, obvious start holds on the right side of the boulder six feet from the right arete. I am saying it is V4 from the two large holds that are six feet from the right side of the boulder. I'm talking about skating along the thin foot chips, underclinging the crack, gaining the flat crimp, and getting to the finger lock. The entire boulder, from where it begins on the right corner working left along a sloping lip is V4/5. Those extra few feet are taxing and you need to heel hook and kind of drop down into the starting face holds. It adds almost no difficulty though. I have done this problem at least fifty times, I am experienced. If you start in the middle of the face at the sharp diagonal crack it is V2 at the most. The grade is no where near V7. Ask the first ascentionist. This is just how things were graded in the late 1990's and early 2000's. I imagine Chet has done it 200 times or more.
By Swedishgranite
Nov 18, 2014

Definitely a V7. Just went to the boulder comp and the consensus is V7. Very long slopey problem.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Dec 15, 2014

Whoa, whoa. I am not trying to start a dick measuring contest here! I was merely saying that when we were doing in in the early 2000's, Joel was always the first one to jokingly tell us his story of onsighting the problem on his first ascent. I have always suspected it was a fair bit harder than V4. I am in no way discounting anyone's ascents of this problem. So V7 it is! Whatever the grade, this is a unique diabase problem. I will defer to the present consensus for the grade. Props to anyone who sends this awesome boulder.

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