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Product of the Southwest 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: T. Melin
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: TravisMelin on Oct 4, 2008

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One strong dude


Stand start on right low crimp and high left pinch/sidepull. The meat of the route comes next with intricate footwork leading you into a very slopey right leaning rail. Continue to apex of rail and top out directly. (hint: the lip right above you is bomber)


Between battle of the bulge and trail crew. (Its sqeezed in there, but suprisingly isnt an eliminate)



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By Seth Carlson
From: Wausau, Wisconsin
Nov 16, 2008

those are some burly moves
By Brian Runnells
Nov 26, 2008

Very cool problem and I agree that it doesn't feel squeezed in at all. Definitely recommend that people get on it.

Do I dare give it a positive star rating to encourage others even though I didn't send??...
By Tradiban
Nov 26, 2008
rating: V4+ 6B+

No star rating for you! Next!
By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 26, 2008

I haven't tried it but I will give it 4 stars for you Narc! What are friends for...haha
By Langlois
From: NYC
Apr 26, 2010

Glad to see the grade finally get updated on this thing. Melin you are a sandbagger and I love/hate you for it
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Apr 26, 2010

Sandbag indeed. After sampling some of the lakes hard routes I realized I may have underestimated this one. Enough of a bump up?
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 26, 2010
rating: V6 7A

Time will tell
By Langlois
From: NYC
Apr 26, 2010

Yeah I'd love to get back on it. I was planning on either going to the lake or the dodge this weekend, what are your plans? I've probably spent more time on this than any other 5 or 6 at the dodge. I'd say hard 6 is probably fair. Also I think at some point I used a thumb press which is ridiculous so I probably need new beta...
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Apr 26, 2010
rating: V6 7A

I was thinking about going to the "May Day South Bluff Bouldering" thing. There was a thread on here about it but I haven't heard anything more about it. If that doesn't happen I would be down Ryan
By Tradiban
Mar 10, 2012
rating: V4+ 6B+

I heart-breakingly punted off the finishing ledges on this, it reminded me that bringing a rope to scrub up rarely done problems at this area is a good idea.

Might seem reachy but there are plenty of foot options for the shorter folk. Also, grabbing the sloper in a particular way helped immensely.
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Jun 19, 2012

Rhoads sent? So its more like a V5 then?
By Tradiban
Jun 19, 2012
rating: V4+ 6B+

Couldn't be harder than V4+ at worst if I have done it.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 19, 2012
rating: V6 7A

It's V4. Wisconsin defintely has nothing harder than V4.
By sorens23
Nov 3, 2014

Any clarification on the consensus/ grade of this thing? I'd like to work on it more, the start seems a bit awkward to get off the ground (beta/photo?) but the middle moves are great. I think the comments are confusing some (maybe just me?) who want to give it more traffic.
By Ian CB
Nov 3, 2014

Not sure on official start holds, but if you stand start and use the big ledge for a foot and climb up the face through the slanting sloper it felt v6ish to me. Awesome problem.. you have to work your feet. It may just be my favorite of the grade in the state.

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