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Rio's Problem 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Rio
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Submitted By: andyscott on Dec 18, 2009

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Christoph Riedl finishing up 'Rio's Problem' (v8)....


Start with a good undercling for your left hand and a big slopey gaston a little lower with your right hand. Make a move with your right hand to a sharp sidepull/crimp strait above you. Next come up to another slopey sidepull/pinch with your left. Work your feet up and make a move to an edge, match, then on to easier finishing moves.


A little farther to the left of Confident Man right over the stream.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Christoph Riedl on 'Rio's Problem' (v8).
Christoph Riedl on 'Rio's Problem' (v8).
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun!
Rock Climbing Photo: Christoph Riedl on the opening move of 'Rio's Prob...
Christoph Riedl on the opening move of 'Rio's Prob...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rio's Problem. More people should climb this line.
Rio's Problem. More people should climb this line.

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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Apr 24, 2010

Does anyone have anymore info about this problem? I graded it at v6 just because that is what it is graded on the Boulder Natural map but it feels wayyyy harder than RTL or even Maxim.
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Nov 1, 2010
rating: V7 7A+

I updated the map to show V7, so you can change the grade if you want. When I was showed the problem, they told me "at least V6" but they weren't sure. Way harder than RTL but easier than any V8. I might have had different beta though. There are two good feet out left and a higher left sidepull after the first. There were no big moves and my feet never cut.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Dec 7, 2011

Rio's Problem @ 1:00:
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Dec 7, 2011

great video! love your editing style!
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 7, 2011

Yeah, well done. Thanks.
By Lanky
From: Tired
Dec 8, 2011

I've long been curious: how the hell do you get down from this boulder?
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Dec 8, 2011
rating: V7 7A+

Most people downclimb the offwidth/chimney between Halcyon/My Little Pony and Anorexorcist. I think it takes longer to get down by far.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Dec 12, 2011

Thanks Lee & Mark.

My friend in the video just downclimbed a move or two and jumped onto the pads with me spotting.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jun 28, 2012
rating: V8 7B

This climb is really good. It's got engaging and technical movement on high quality rock, some unique holds and just the right amount of height.

With a bit more traffic, some of the sharpness would be reduced and the top would stay a bit more moss and pine needle free. In my opinion, definitely v8, and one of the better climbs at that grade in Pawtuckaway.
By Graham O.
Oct 26, 2016
rating: V7- 7A+

Fun problem. Move to the crimp below the lip is the one real v7 move.

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