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Professional Widow 

Hueco: V4- Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 18'
Original:  Hueco: V4- Font: 6B [details]
FA: Tim Steele
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 24, 2008

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Professional Widow.


Climb up to the scoop/hueco and then commit to the exciting crux finish. Seldom done -- deserves more traffic. This is one of the best V4s at the Sads. Sack up and do it!


Follow the upper parking ~100 yards south. The problem is on an obvious tall buttress to the right.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Super fun problem with a solid finish.
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By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Feb 1, 2011

By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 1, 2013
rating: V4- 6B PG13

Cool line.
By Mike Brady
From: Van Diesel, OR
Jul 16, 2014
rating: V4+ 6B+

One of the best moderates on the tableland. Definetly deserves more traffic. The only time I have seen it get traffic is was gang banged and padded to oblivion.
By kennethsime
From: Berkeley, California
Nov 16, 2014
rating: V2-3 5+ PG13

The guidebook says "either match the jug and drop off or go for broke," without a grade distinction. We dropped off the jug, and I felt like it was more V2-V3, especially for taller people.
By Tom Helvie
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 18, 2014

If you dropped off at the jug, you didn't do the crux and you missed out on the best part. Not sure why the guidebook author wrote that because it definitely isn't a drop off problem.
By Daniel Winsor
Apr 25, 2015

This is NOT a drop-off problem. If you dropped off, you didn't do Professional Widow. The guidebook doesn't say "match and drop off or keep going" it says "at the jug, back off or go for broke". I wouldn't consider the words "back off" to mean the problem had been successfully completed. This thing is V4 all day, if not harder. I wouldn't get up there with soft V4 in your mind... Flat landing and super cool though!

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