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Hueco: V6 Font: 7A R

Type:  Boulder, 25'
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Submitted By: Andy Liu on Jan 30, 2010

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Shiver Me Timbers, YNP

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Start on high jugs. Climb left to the arête and then up. Highball and scary. Don't fall after the jug.


Lots of pads and spotters.

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By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Jan 30, 2010

By Gary L. Reno
Jan 29, 2011

Nice job! Most people back off before the slab.
By Russ Walling
Jan 29, 2011
rating: V4- 6B R

V6? C'mon. It is probably more like 5.11, and that was in the early 80's with bad shoes and a mossy top out.
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Aug 8, 2012

While Russ has a point in general about this generation's propensity towards grade-inflation, I think 5.11 is a bit sandbagged. V6? V4? You decide. I will say that when it's 97 degrees in the valley, it feels pretty friggin hard. Careful on the top.
By Crimpanzee Shortt
From: San Francisco, California
Apr 27, 2017

Russ, if you're going to be a sandbagger and cite the old days, at least be accurate about it. This is a page taken from Reid's "Yosemite Bouldering" guide from the 80s/90s? that shows the climb for them is a V5, which at the time was equivalent in their minds to a 5.12.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ratings table from Reid guide
Ratings table from Reid guide
By Russ Walling
Apr 27, 2017
rating: V4- 6B R

I'm all about accuracy, ergo:
The Reid bouldering book came out in 1999 and rated SMT V5 standard. Now in 2017 grade creep has eclipsed even that report of it being the V5 standard and it is being reported on MP as V6 (or more!) Even a moderate bad math timemachine rollback would put the rating at 5.11 in the early/mid 80's, fake 5.12 in the 90's, and 5.12 (or V5) in the early 2000's and now V6 in 2017. I bet it will be V7 by 2020.

The thing is just not that hard.

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