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Starfish 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Eric Z.
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Submitted By: Remo on Oct 8, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: The proper start.

Description 

On the east face of the Lake Boulder, start with left hand on small edge and move up to starfish like hold, hike your feet up and throw for the doughy lip up right. Top out straight up. Classic!

Location 

East face of the Lake Boulder.

Protection 

Pads and spotters.


Photos of Starfish Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: At the finish. Although I've seen people exit righ...
BETA PHOTO: At the finish. Although I've seen people exit righ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starfish
Starfish
Rock Climbing Photo: Classic start beta?!?
Classic start beta?!?
Rock Climbing Photo: Cheater start, back when the problem description s...
Cheater start, back when the problem description s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Super fun, heady topout, photo Matt.
Super fun, heady topout, photo Matt.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Gentleman.
The Gentleman.
Rock Climbing Photo: RV.
RV.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hefty.
Hefty.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starfish
Starfish
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the Starfish.
Topping out on the Starfish.

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By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Oct 8, 2008
rating: V6 7A

This problem alone is worth the hike.
By EB
From: Winona
Feb 27, 2009

I think EZ got this one first, but let me think I was getting the FA until I topped it out!
By Paul Dieterle
From: Pasadena, CA
May 9, 2010

Sent as soon as I grabbed the second hold correctly. THE standard for quality bouldering. Amazing patina like holds, movement, aesthetics. Simply put, the best.
By Brian Runnells
Nov 12, 2010

A must do for anyone that is capable
By Ely Finucane
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Aug 16, 2011
rating: V6 7A

First V6 at the lake! Haven't climbed much here, but this is an instant classic in my book. Totally worth the hike!
By greg bahr
Sep 24, 2011
rating: V5 6C

soft but classic as all hell!
By Jason Springer
Apr 30, 2016
rating: V6 7A

This might be my favorite free standing boulder at the lake.

By Alexander Stathis
From: Athens, GA
Jun 26, 2017

We did a slight variation which seemed natural to us. Instead of topping out straight up, match the sloper jug out right and mantle right onto the ledge near the tree. Probably easier than v6, but not sure how it compares to the straight up finish.
By Tradiban
Jun 26, 2017

Congratulations Alex! Any slight variation of a problem at DL is considered a new problem and an FA! Best part is, you get to name it, may I suggest "Chocolate Starfish"?
By Alexander Stathis
From: Athens, GA
Jun 27, 2017

@Tradiban, I'm sorry; did I do something wrong to deserve mockery?

Maybe I should have been more explicit: I posted for posterity's sake since we didn't realize it wasn't the right beta based on the description on MP until we got home and I saw Jason's beta video posted above.

Frankly, the description sucks. There's no edge to start on. Right hand on side pull, left hand on gaston side pull icey sloper thing.
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Jun 27, 2017
rating: V6 7A

Either finish seems legit. I haven't finished over to the right but to me it seemed like it would be harder that way.
By madisonchoss
Jun 27, 2017

seriously?
By Tradiban
Jun 27, 2017

Alex. I'm serious. According to local tradition you sent a new route. For example see here: mountainproject.com/v/10774176...
By Tradiban
Jun 27, 2017

However, if you aren't local there's no way you climbed this problem. Only locals know how to find "The Reserve". Any FIBS that stumbled on to it have been taken care of, in a bad way.

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