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Hueco: V3 Font: 6A R

Type:  Boulder, 25'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A R [details]
FA: John Bachar
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Submitted By: RTM on Oct 1, 2002

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Dustin at the top of Slashface


Another of Joshua Tree's finest boulder problems, this ascends the center of a beautiful vertical face peppered with juggy slashes. The crux is encountered fairly low on the problem, leaving many airy jugs to be savored. The problem tops out at around 25 ft. with an easy, yet committing mantel.


This fairly obvious boulder is located along the approach to Jerry's Quarry. Park at turnout #5 (on the right, just before the Road Unmaintained sign), walk west towards the largest formation (Jerry's Quarry) for approximately 1/2 mile to a large boulder that sits next to a small rockpile, just before a very large wash. The problem is on the west side of the boulder.


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Photos of Slashface Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brandi sticking the crux on Slashface. Photo: R.Mi...
Brandi sticking the crux on Slashface. Photo: R.Mi...
Rock Climbing Photo: photo by Dave Evans
photo by Dave Evans
Rock Climbing Photo: Jugs at the lip
Jugs at the lip
Rock Climbing Photo: Al Liu enjoying Slashface
Al Liu enjoying Slashface
Rock Climbing Photo: Dustin on Slashface
Dustin on Slashface
Rock Climbing Photo: EZ in cruise mode...
EZ in cruise mode...
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy send of Slashface
Windy send of Slashface
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a hard V3 if you're short.
This is a hard V3 if you're short.
Rock Climbing Photo: Slashface (V3 R), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Slashface (V3 R), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Paper cuts on your face...
Paper cuts on your face...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex moving through the crux
Alex moving through the crux

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By Adam Stackhouse
Nov 28, 2006

What year did Bachar do the FA? The youtube

version of this climb.
By C Miller
From: CA
Mar 30, 2009
rating: V3 6A R

A classic for sure with a thin crux halfway and ever more positive holds up the steepening face to a very high topout - bring the big pads!
By C Miller
From: CA
Apr 30, 2009
rating: V3 6A R

A recent discussion on Supertopo concerning Slashface -
By Randers
From: Waukesha, WI
Sep 13, 2009

was there a couple weeks ago. We were forced to leave after about 20 minutes due to horrible swarms of bees that literally made us keep a steady jog back to the car. Severely disappointing as we did not have time to truly work this amazing problem. Won't be back in J-tree for a while as we are from Wisconsin. This is one of the most beautiful boulders I've ever seen.
By John Long
Jul 19, 2011

Funny thing about this one was that BITD it wasn't considered a true highball (like Way Too High or So High et al) because the crux was down low and the top was easy 5.10. But that first time up was an adventure for everyone. Gotta be one of the true classics at Josh.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Dec 27, 2012

By Tradiban
Dec 27, 2013

Everyone seems to have a different way of doing this, along with exciting height and moves that require finesse this is a true standard of classic JT bouldering.

Also...HEY! Chill out with the tick marks!

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