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The Black Spot Problem 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Jul 5, 2007

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On the northeast face of the moon boulder. Classic thin edging and smearing up the low angle face past the namesake black spot and up. Left or right variations are the same difficulty.



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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Jul 10, 2007

A great lesson in difficult smearing. Highly recommended.
By sdrockstar81
From: el cajon, CA
Oct 28, 2012
rating: V2+ 5+

I'm 5'8" and I have to do 3 extra moves in the beginning compared to my 6'2" climbing partner. What an awesome balancey technical face climb! Great must do for santee!
By Elush
From: CA
Feb 21, 2013
rating: V1 5

Like lots of Santee climbs very weather dependent!
By Logan Swartz
From: Davis, CA
Apr 9, 2013
rating: V2 5+

Was surprised at how small the black spot is. Left variation, just get to the two good high crimps and high step, fun
By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 11, 2013

One of my favorite San Diego climbs. It can be a little frustrating when you are slipping off, but keep at it, the falls are safe. It is weather dependent, but it can be done on hot and cold days.

Once you get it, try getting it clean, both ways, multiple times. Then you are a true smear master. *bows head respectfully*

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