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Stanfields aka Tommy The Cat 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
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Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on Oct 5, 2013

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Arguably the best problem at McKenzie Pond.

Stand start matched on an obvious crimp flake at 6 feet. Move right hand to a small sidepull out right and then bump again to a small, but decent crimp rail above (these moves are the crux). Figure out a way to get your left hand on the crimp rail. Get a high foot and jump/deadpoint to the sloping, but good lip out right. Throw a heel on and wrestle over the top. Done!

A very aesthetic and pure line that climbs beautifully. Full value.


Located to the right of Slobadon (and to the right of a tree that leans against the boulder).


Several pads are ideal

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By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 5, 2013

Everything you could ever want in a boulder problem.

There is a v11-ish sit start that starts down and right of the flake on edges and moves left into the starting flake via some small holds.
By eddysamson
May 4, 2015
rating: V9 7C

I've even heard of a 3rd name for this climb (though I've forgotten it). Does anyone know if this has a different name for each variation or something?

I know of 3 ways to do this:

1.) The right hand sidepull as per the description
2.) Dyno straight to the rail
3.) Go straight up to a left hand crimp/gaston turn your hips to face the wall and hit the rail

I use #3 and have tried the dyno a lot, I usually go too hard or too soft on the dyno and have never actually stuck it, the sweet spot is really hard to hit.

This is my current project and I am VERY close, I will post video of the very uncommon #3 beta when I get it.
By Bronson MacDonald
May 15, 2017

Little history of this boulder problem:
Jim Belcer did he FA in 1993. He named it "Tommy the Cat". He worked on it originally in 1989, 90 and came back for the send in 93.

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