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Surprise Ending 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Aeon Aki on Aug 13, 2009

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Good warmup/warmdown problem!

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Begin on a juggy flake and make strenuous moves trending up and left. Reach for the slopey lip and press it out to a "Thank God" chicken head over the top. Classic.

Anyone have a name for it?


Several crashpads would be nice as the top is a bit committing.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rebecca fully extended at the lip.
BETA PHOTO: Rebecca fully extended at the lip.

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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Nov 5, 2009
rating: V3 6A

This problem is called Surprise Ending, and is a V3. Sit start on the ramp and head straight up crimps to the mantel. Or, alternatively, start sitting to the right of the ramp on right facing flakes (the start of Low Crack) and move up and left into the mantel, which I think is higher quality.
By Panfilo
Sep 5, 2013

I'm pretty sure the surprise at the ending is that there is no chicken head. Unless I'm completely blind (which is also very possible). Solid mantle though, all things considered.
By Skat B
From: Down Rodeo
Aug 15, 2016
rating: V3 6A

Big holds, cool moves. If you know the beta, then the top is pretty easy. Classic problem for the grade!
By Brian Koralewski
From: Springville, Utah
Jul 25, 2017
rating: V4 6B

At the double crimp-jug, go up and left to match hands on the slopey edge. Stand up hard on the crimp-jug and reach the distant chickenhead hold.

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