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The Amateur 

Hueco: V12-13 Font: 8B

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V12-13 Font: 8B [details]
FA: Jim Merli
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Nov 22, 2006

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Jim Merli working the Amateur


This is only the stand start to the once deemed 'impossible' 50 degree wall. Jim Merli's "L' Etoilie du Nord" (Amateur SDS) is Minnesota's (and probably the Midwest's) hardest problem. The stand begins in the middle of the rail and is only a few moves long...hard moves and sharp. Still unrepeated.



Photos of The Amateur Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: entering the crux of the proj...
entering the crux of the proj...
Rock Climbing Photo: a little further along
a little further along
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim at the start of the sit to Amatuer
Jim at the start of the sit to Amatuer
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim pulling into through the end of Amateur
Jim pulling into through the end of Amateur
Rock Climbing Photo: low start to the Amateur project
low start to the Amateur project
Rock Climbing Photo: The Amateur stand start
The Amateur stand start
Rock Climbing Photo: the Amateur boulder
the Amateur boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Jim Merli manhandling the crux
Jim Merli manhandling the crux

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 3, 2009

This problem is full on. An impressive chunk of stone.
By David Gloe
From: Mounds View, MN
Jun 30, 2014

Looks like the sit start has been done:

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