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Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
Season: All
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Submitted By: AWinters on Oct 30, 2007

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Just exiting the crux photo: Mitch Musci


A brilliant line and one of the best moderates in the canyon.

Start on the undercling/sidepull fin on the left side of the overhanging face. Move up and right on sloped dishes up to a move off a high left-hand crimp to a sloper (crux). Gain the 'Africa Flake' (jugs/rest) and find nice positive pockets and edges to the top as the angle eases off.


Southeast face of the 'Serengeti Boulder', the first obvious boulder problem you see while approaching. Look for the Africa-shaped flake about 10 feet off the ground. This boulder problem faces down-canyon.



Photos of Serengeti Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Serengeti Boulder South Face Topo
BETA PHOTO: Serengeti Boulder South Face Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Trying work up Serengeti
Trying work up Serengeti
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the sloping pockets
Sticking the sloping pockets
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun climb up the left side of Serengeti
Fun climb up the left side of Serengeti
Rock Climbing Photo: Heather sticks the crux of strong s...
Heather sticks the crux of strong s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heather battling Serengetti.
Heather battling Serengetti.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the crux on the small crimps of Serengeti...
Starting the crux on the small crimps of Serengeti...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting set for the crux on Serengeti, V5.
Getting set for the crux on Serengeti, V5.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Serengeti
Rock Climbing Photo: Kipp Schorr on 'Serengeti'
Kipp Schorr on 'Serengeti'

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By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Dec 29, 2007
rating: V5 6C

A great problem. On busy weekends the crimps at the crux will get caked in chalk, so bring a brush - a soft one!
By AWinters
From: NH
Jan 17, 2009

a model v5...
By Luke Bertelsen
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 31, 2009
rating: V5- 6C

Two ways to do this one. If you're short the beta is harder than the tall person possibility. I did it both ways and found the way that bypasses the bad crimps easier by a grade at least.
By AdamB Bunger
From: Chattanooga, TN
Oct 11, 2009
rating: V5 6C

soooooo classic!
By C Miller
From: CA
Dec 1, 2009

Serengeti on Youtube -

By NorMN
Oct 1, 2010

Serengti flip-flop ascent.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 23, 2010

Why is every flake found on a climbing route called either the Africa flake or the Texas flake? Doesn't mother nature ever make any other shapes?
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 26, 2010

I wanna see some Rorschach flakes!

Edit: screw that, I wanna see some Pangaea/Gondwanaland flakes, come to think of it.
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Nov 27, 2010

Not sure I would call this a "brilliant line". Its not bad.
By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Jan 22, 2011
rating: V4 6B

yeah, ditto Jason's comment. This line is o.k., but it's not as good as many other moderates. Mr. Witty, Atari, Rene, Will's Arete, and the Gleaner are all better lines IMO.
By AdamB Bunger
From: Chattanooga, TN
Jan 29, 2011
rating: V5 6C

By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Feb 28, 2012

By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013

Super fun. Basically easy climbing with two challenging individual moves. The first can be unlocked through good technique. The second requires a little power and precision and is a bit height dependent.
By Cocanower
From: The High Country
Jan 1, 2014

Fun! Both variations are good. Left variation definitely v5, whereas the right seems way easier.
By Garrett C
From: SL,UT
Feb 26, 2017
rating: V4 6B

Doing the toe hook variation and going up and right seemed a bit easier than v5, but enough people have already claimed it a soft v5 so... However, I really enjoyed the moves on this one, including the nice jug filled top out.

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