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The Obtuse Boulder
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Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Greg Parker
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Submitted By: Dan Dewell on Jun 19, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: The "Obtuse" problem to the South of Mt....

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"Obtuse" starts to the right of the tall Ponderosa Pine in front of the boulder.

Start with your left hand on a far away sidepull, right on a pinch in the crack. Both feet go to the right of the crack. Stand strong on the feet and reach high with the left hand to the sloper. Pop your right hand up the crack, then move the left hand onto a higher sloper. Heel hook and move your right hand onto another bad sloper, then pull up to a jug.

The landing on this problem is excellent.


Pad and spotter.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Blake Workman trying too not be Obtuse.
Blake Workman trying too not be Obtuse.
Rock Climbing Photo: Obtuse

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By Greg Parker
From: Cardiff, CA
Jun 20, 2003

I got the first ascent of this improbable looking line. Dave Asscherick and I tried it one day and thought it was going to be V9! But, surprisingly it comes together rather nicely and a lot easier than you would think upon first glance. I think it's cool that this problem is all slopers and the problem immediately to it's left, Isosceles, is all crimpers; two problems right next to each other, completely different in nature.
By David Asscherick
Dec 31, 2003

V6??!! This thing makes "Tecate" feel like a warm up. (For me atleast.) V8. Firm. Love this route!
By Anonymous Coward
Mar 31, 2005

Actually the photo is of "Snow Bitch".
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 1, 2005

Actually, McNabb,

That has been changed to just "Little Bitch."
By Joshua Dreher
From: Bremerton, WA
Aug 5, 2010
rating: V6-7 7A+

The extremely slopey nature of this problem makes the difficulty 100% dependent on conditions. Tried once in the summer and got shut down completely. Came back in cooler temperatures and V6/7 felt a lot more appropriate.

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