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Hueco: V1 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Chip Phillips on Jul 4, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Sputnik Boulder: Sputnik Left, V1-. Sputnik 1, V...

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    Approach the Lower Satellites. The first wall you come to on your left is the Sputnik Boulder.

    Sputnik Left starts low in the conspicuous crack that splits the modules of the Sputnik Boulder. Reach left to a small crimp or two, get a good foot, reach/swing/deadpoint for the top and pull over.


    a crashpad

    Photos of Sputnik Left Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Artsy Fartsy.
    Artsy Fartsy.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Sputnik, V2, lieback.
    BETA PHOTO: Sputnik, V2, lieback.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jamin' the crack.
    BETA PHOTO: Jamin' the crack.

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    By Joshua Merriam
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 21, 2007
    rating: V1- 5-

    If you can jam, there's no way this is V2.
    By Michael Walker
    From: Loveland, CO
    Sep 12, 2007

    Agreed, it seems the V2 must be a contrived sequence. How do I know? Cause I am a terrible boulderer and indeed, I can do this one. Seems a couple of jams/side pulls on the crack allow you to move your feet up to some good pebbles to the right of the crack, then a move to the top to the left of the crack...easy cheesy.

    Glad to be back home in Colorado - lunch "hour" bouldering is where it's at!
    By OkieGirl
    From: Boulder finally
    Aug 23, 2009
    rating: V1- 5-

    I concur, Sputnik One was definitely more difficult.
    By Mike Deitchman
    From: Boulder, CO
    Nov 26, 2016
    rating: V2- 5+

    I did this problem earlier this afternoon, and based my sequence on the description in the CO Front Range Bouldering guidebook.

    I think it's V2 if you lieback the left side of the offset crack and skip the crimps out to the left. It felt like a legitimate V2 to me doing it this way.

    Here's the description from the guidebook: "climb the left side of the offset crack from a low start".

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