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Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Kyle Flannigan on Apr 30, 2008

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Sit start with one hand on a knife edge crimp, right foot on triangle foot hold, left foot smeared. Bust out up and right on slopers, and dyno for the rail at the finish. Best problem at Skyland. Locals call it V4, the rating I used here, although it's sandbagged as per the Gunny Valley norm.

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By Joe Collins
Jul 4, 2008

Great problem. Glad to finally know the name. Thanks for posting. I thought V4 was right on... not sandbagged at all. As for Skyland grades being sandbagged, certainly the grades being posted on this site are sandbagged, but I've always thought the published grades or the ones told to me by locals were pretty soft.
By Josh Cook
Sep 7, 2009

I believe the first ascent was Chris Cory back in 2001 or 2002. He was climbing with the then local Nic Heidinger. The three of us cleaned Portrait and Chris was the first to send.
By BrendanP Moran
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Jul 15, 2016
rating: V5+ 6C+

Cool problem, but let's stop kidding ourselves. This thing is intense for V4, at least as hard as benchmark Colorado V5s like The Kind, Pinch Overhang, Refrigerator at Montezuma, etc.

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