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The Balrog 

Hueco: V6+ Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V6+ Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: John C. on Feb 20, 2016

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Description 

Start with your left hand on a sloping rail and your right hand on a good crimp sidepull. Get a high right foot and dyno for the slopey lip, then mantle over. This problem was originally climbed at V5, using the right hand side pull and a small left hand crimp up high. The crimp now appears to be broken off, making the dyno significantly longer and more difficult.

Location 

To the left of Bouloutian's Arête

Protection 

2 pads


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By Will Stollsteimer
Feb 20, 2016

The first ascent after the broken hold I believe was made by John Cohee. I have heard of no other ascents since the break correct me if someone has any farther knowledge.
By Eddie Russell
From: Pa
Feb 23, 2016

Drew Davis sent the line on 12/12/15 in its broken state.
By Tim Quick
From: Nazareth, Pa
Feb 24, 2016

Im pretty sure this has been broken going back to 2014 (or possibly earlier). It was climbed in October of 14 without the left hand crimp that is called out for the v5 description in Char's guidebook. I'd agree that its more in line with a 6 now.

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