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Shellback Initiation 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 9'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Nick Reecy on Mar 19, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Shellback Initiation problem beta.


Shellback Initiation is short and simple. It's a one move wonder. Reach and height will likely affect your experience on this one.

Sit start with a left hand on the nose's arete and a right hand crimp on the face. From there, gain a great right foot edge, slap the left hand up the arete, then make a big move to a right hand sloper below the lip, then match at the lip, and mantle on top.


It climbs the west side of the northwest arete.


A pad or two. It has a good landing, but there is a rock behind the fall zone.

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