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Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]
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Submitted By: Patrick Manitou on May 26, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Rain Dance.

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Sit start on the arete just left of the sit for Wedgie. Go straight up, eventually gaining one of the Wedgie's crimps with your right hand. From here, make a big throw to the sloping top of the boulder.

Toping out is probably the crux.

I've heard this called V6, felt somewhat easier than that, but I could see it.


Essentially this is on the same face as Wedgie, and just to the left of that problem. See photo.


A spotter to keep you off the boulder behind you if you blow the tricky top out.

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By loc
From: colorado springs co
May 29, 2009
rating: V4-5 6B+

For tall people it's a easy problem.
By JasonT
Jul 11, 2009
rating: V6- 7A

V6. Topout isn't that bad when you know the beta.
By loc
From: colorado springs co
Jan 11, 2010
rating: V4-5 6B+

V4-5. haha.
By JasonT
Jan 11, 2010
rating: V6- 7A

You call it a V4 in your post, then you rate it a V5? Which is it?
By Patrick Manitou
From: Atlanta, GAAAAA
Jan 12, 2010

This feels harder than Center Route, and I'm 6' tall and love big moves. I'm not sure this would be a V6 outside of Ute, but if we're going to keep grades consistent in the area I'll vote for V6.
By JasonT
Jan 12, 2010
rating: V6- 7A

This is definitely harder than Floater, which I can send 100% of the time. Rain Dance is 50 50 for me...the big move isn't that hard to stick, but the topout is definitely sketchy. I was pointing my previous question at loc, who posted a pic of himself at the BOTTOM of the problem and called it a V4, whereas his rating to the side says V5.

My opinion is that if Floater is V5, this is V6. If Rain Dance is V5, then Floater is V4. I can deal with either, but this is definitely a grade harder then Floater.

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