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Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 8'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 23, 2008

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Sucker Punch


Start at the good incut flake. Move up left to a crimp and match on this. Aim for the lip and launch up to it.

Very short, but a fun problem.


Leftmost problem on the North face.



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By AWinters
From: NH
May 15, 2009

Another move or so would add a star, but it's just so damn short!
By Rob Gordon
From: Hollywood, CA
Oct 21, 2009

This route is no longer v4. Haven't attempted it before, but after working it for fifteen minutes and feeling real weak, we noticed the massive start hold at the foot of the rock. We didn't send it as is, but I imagine it's somewhere around v6 now. Maybe harder. Hope the flake didn't land on anyone's foot when it blew.
By EChristensen
From: Bozeman
Oct 22, 2009
rating: V5 6C

Dang it! That was one of the top problems on my list for my trip next month, just because I knew that hold wasn't going to last too long.
By Phillip S.
Nov 10, 2009
rating: V5+ 6C+

Route post breakage still goes! I think it is a hard v5, since it is much more dynamic then the original v4. I dont think it deserves a v6 grade, but I could be wrong.
By Minh Bui
Feb 21, 2012

I did this problem pre and post breakage and I would say the V5 rating sounds about right to me. Funny how such a small foothold breakage could turn this once very soft V4 into a stiff V5.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Feb 28, 2012

By GhaMby Eagan
From: Heaven
Dec 27, 2012

There are numerous ways to do this problem, for me it's probably v4, but if you're less than 6' then it's at leat V5. Some dude from mammoth was doing it without using the crimp rail (right hand on sloper and left on left facing sidepull) and that felt harder than V6 to me, so go screw around on it, it's a fun set of holds to play with!

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