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Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ PG13

Type:  Boulder, 18'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Apr 20, 2010  with updates from Owen Summerscales

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The starting moves

Some areas require a guide.


**Effective December 2014 this climb is closed**

This stellar problem doesn't have any super difficult moves, but every move is solid with a consistent difficulty until the top.
Begin on a good left facing sidepull and climb left through a decent pinch to a small undercling. From here make a big move to a good crimp, match and make a committing move to a jug. This gives a chance for a shake as while from here things ease up, it will keep you on your toes until the top.

Probably on the easier side of V7, but the excitement of a possible fall makes up for it.


Located in the Lunch Rocks area, with careful spotting, Roughage should be visible from the trail. It is located on the level above The Wonder Dyno and Chong Li.


The more pads and spotters the better. The landing area is pretty uneven at the start and the finish is pretty high above an annoyingly placed boulder and tree.

As Sherman eloquently writes "Tempting bad landings below the first moves and a melon-splitting block behind the lip. Terrifying, technical."

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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Apr 20, 2010

Not to mention the hole next to the boulder that leads to a drop off. The boulder itself has a sharp ridge that runs towards the problem. Thankfully when you are over all this you are on the V3 finishing moves, but you will be death gripping.
By Jason Carlson
From: El Paso, TX
Dec 19, 2014

As of December 2014 this climb has been closed by the park staff.
By Gnarkansas
Jan 4, 2015

@Jason. Woah really? That's a bummer. Anyone care to elaborate? Was there a pictograph or something on it?
By Owen Summerscales
From: Los Alamos, NM
Feb 3, 2015

I believe (and correct me if I am wrong) but there is a small pictograph on the underside of the boulder. Recently someone had added a sit start to the problem, I don't know if this directly contributed to the closure or not, but from the sit start there was risk of harming the art I guess.
By Jason Carlson
From: El Paso, TX
Aug 11, 2015

Owen is correct. Apparently there was some really low chalk near the pictograph which caused the whole thing to be shut down. One of the rangers told me it's possible that the classic stand start could reopen as long as the SDS isn't climbed but that seems like wishful thinking at this point.
By MikeZ
From: Albuquerque, NM
Sep 28, 2016

Oh no, is this closure still in effect? I had always dreamt of doing this route and am finally in shape to do so.

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