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Tectonic Plates 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Brett Meyers
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Submitted By: BDalhaus on Apr 15, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Start on underclings in the crack and throw for th...


A diagonal crack splits this overhanging face. Perfect undercling fingerlocks, slopers, small technical feet, and hard pulls are all part of the fun. Start standing with dual underclings and tiny feet. Make a large move left hand to a sloper on the lip, work your feet, and follow the crack to the right. Once you grab the jugs, the topout through the notch will feel like cake. Careful not to hit the tree if you blow it.

A sit start goes at V9-10. The block on the left is not part of the problem.


This problem is on a boulder sitting between the Font Boulder and the Upper Cliff. Although it practically sits on top of the Font boulder, it is best approached from the top. If you can find The Roof, keep walking towards Bean Pole and look downhill to your left.


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By Pat McGinn
Oct 11, 2009

More fun than it looks. A hard highstep to get the good sloper.
By Lanky
From: Tired
Oct 12, 2009
rating: V8 7B

Agreed. I think this problem is excellent.
By Tyler Hogan
Sep 10, 2013

I agree that this is an excellent problem as well. Does anyone have any information on the sit? It felt very hard even with stacked pads. Perhaps it was just squat start?
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Nov 16, 2013

Footage of this problem begins at 7:57

By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Dec 14, 2015

Tyler, supposedly the sit is more like v11
By Troy Fauteux
From: Henniker NH
Aug 11, 2016
rating: V8- 7B

Went to check out the sit start to this the other day and just pulling off the ground would be an accomplishment. The link up into the stand would be insane. Brett Meyers did indeed do it from a complete sit though. No squat start... I also tried a super high foot for the stand start and it worked well for me. I'll be back to try the sit in the fall.
By Graham O.
Oct 26, 2016
rating: V7 7A+

Onsight, great problem. The move to the crimp in the seam feels like the crux, but man that finger lock is gorgeous.

Footage starts at 6.05:

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