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Soul Slinger 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder, 14'
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Tommy Klinefelter
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007

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José Working Soulslinger


Tommy Klinefelter is responsible for establishing this perfect arête problem. Start on innocuous incut flakes and make a long pull up to the insecure holds above. Continue clinging for dear life, and finish by lunging out left to an obvious teacup pocket at the lip.

This often photographed line is one of the most aesthetic problems at the ‘milks.


On a small boulder just northeast of the Cave Boulder


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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 31, 2008
rating: V9 7C

If you have large hands it may be easier to do a wide pinch with the right hand rather than squeezing the little nubbin on the arete. There is a good thumb-catch and it sets you up well for the next 2 moves.
By C Miller
From: CA
Dec 1, 2009

Soul Slinger on Youtube -

By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Apr 25, 2010
rating: V9 7C

I did this problem during the peak of a 3-4 year bouldering "binge" (i.e. no routes, only bouldering). It's probably on of the best and hardest of all the lines I did during that period. I would only rate Atari Arete and Checkerboard as good.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Nov 28, 2011

By Trevor V.
From: Santa Barbara, Ca
Nov 12, 2012

Cold weather and trying hard helps. Great problem!
By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Sep 30, 2013
rating: V9 7C

The epitome of the Buttermilks.
By Will Tam
From: Belmont, CA
Apr 3, 2017
rating: V9 7C

First few move are on solid crimps. The first mini crux is going right hand to a pinch on the arete then comes all the crux moves

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