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The Cheat 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Charles Fryberger, 07-2003
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Dan Dewell on Jan 1, 2002

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"The Cheat" begins on the far right side of the "Nostril Cave" on two pretty decent holds and moves up and right to the lip following somewhat good holds using a few heel hooks, drop-knees, and cross-throughs, as well as a hideous gaston/pinch in the toughest portion and a scarey top-out to boot.

See the "Nostril Cave" directions and photos for accessing this particular problem, and look to the beta photo for the top-out location.


Pad and a spotter.

Photos of The Cheat Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: "Nostril Cave" as seen from the Eastern ...
BETA PHOTO: "Nostril Cave" as seen from the Eastern ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux.  Great problem.  Photo: Satermo.
Crux. Great problem. Photo: Satermo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the last move
Sticking the last move
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt, on the Cheat.
Matt, on the Cheat.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shannon enjoying the cheat
Shannon enjoying the cheat
Rock Climbing Photo: Chase Gardner matching on the Cheat.
Chase Gardner matching on the Cheat.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Cheat
The Cheat
Rock Climbing Photo: In my girlfriends SDSMT hoodie
In my girlfriends SDSMT hoodie
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg took this picture.  My brother, Rob, and  Nat...
Greg took this picture. My brother, Rob, and Nat...

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By David Asscherick
Dec 31, 2003

Good route. Could take a sit down start, though it probably wouldn't add a grade's worth of difiiculty. Currently V7. Flashed it. Didn't use the "hidden" undercling. I didn't see it until after I had done it. Greg found it after my ascent. His sequence uses it. Enjoyed this alot. Committing last move to the lip. I topped-out straight over; didn't go out right. I think the line is cleaner straight over. Fun. Another good route from the CO crew.
By Greg Parker
From: Cardiff, CA
Jan 1, 2004

I echo Dave's comments (however, I don't think it should have a sit start). Very good problem. I ended up not using the undercling either, heelhooking and bumping up and right felt like the way. I topped out up and right on the big jug flake thing. Excellent!
By ferris
From: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mar 6, 2011

I thought the cheat was supposed to be a sit start I did it years ago with a sit start.
By Chris Hirsch
From: Rapid City, SD
Mar 6, 2011
rating: V7 7A+

I had also thought it was meant to be a sit down. If not it should be. It adds a few more fun moves but does not change the grade, just solidfies it at V7.

Oh, and I don't know about the R rating... It's not all that tall and as long as you have pads covering the slab chance of injury is slim.
By Mike Housiaux
From: Rapid City
Mar 31, 2014
rating: V7 7A+

There is a sit that starts down LOW on good chalked holds. The Chester Moves right on good holds into The Cheat ( V7). Also, If you don't get the small crimps at the end prepare for a body slam of massive proportions. :)

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