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Hueco: V0+ Font: 4+ R

Type:  Boulder, 30'
Original:  Hueco: V0+ Font: 4+ R [details]
FA: John Sherman, late 80's
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Feb 3, 2012

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Mike Brady low on 'Sketch Pad'


An amazing line that requires careful technique from start to finish. Climb up the 20+' tall slab on small edges. The beginning is cruxy, then you get a reprieve on some bigger edges before committing to the topout.

The first commercial crashpad, the Kinnaloa Sketchpad, was developed for this problem.


From the parking, contour around the hill to the north to the giant bloc. This problem is on the north face.


Several pads, spotter recommended

Photos of Sketchpad Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Brady reaches the lip of 'Sketch Pad'
Mike Brady reaches the lip of 'Sketch Pad'
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Brady on 'Sketch Pad'
Mike Brady on 'Sketch Pad'
Rock Climbing Photo: Melanie on Sketch Pad (V0+)
Melanie on Sketch Pad (V0+)
Rock Climbing Photo: Sketchpad boulder.
Sketchpad boulder.

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By AWinters
From: NH
Feb 15, 2012
rating: V1 5 R

In my opinion the best easy HIGHball of its style in the 'milks, it's pushing 30 feet for sure.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 3, 2014

Thanks for the history Tavis.
By Mike Brady
From: Van Diesel, OR
Jul 14, 2014
rating: V0+ 4+

Fantastic problem! I enjoyed every move and wanted it to just keep going. I agree with Adam, I feel that it is one of the best problems of its grade around. If you like this problem check out the John Bachar Memorial Problem in the Pollen Grains.
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 9, 2014
rating: V1 5 R

This problem is without a doubt R-rated, even compared to other Buttermilks problems. A fall from the upper crux could easily break a leg or worse. Just take your time, be confident, and stay in control. The wall steepens a bit at the top and the finishing holds are not incut but it's all there.
By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Mar 23, 2016

Just to clear things up, John Sherman debunked the story about the pad being developed for the problem. Urban myth...

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