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The Citadel 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Will Lemaire?
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jan 1, 2005

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    The boulder lies on the east end of Castle Rock across the river from the dirt road. Continue down the dirt pull off for Castle Rock then pull over shortly after the bridge. A boulder is sitting right on the water line across the river. Their are 3 problems, all good quality. The two best are a V5 that ascends the bulge on the opposite side of the boulder from the water, and a V8 directly to its right that ascends the blunt arete.


    A couple of pads or a single large pad, spotter optional.

    Photos of The Citadel Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Chuck making it look easy on the Citadel one beaut...
    Chuck making it look easy on the Citadel one beaut...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Photo beta for "The Citadel (V8)."
    BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for "The Citadel (V8)."
    Rock Climbing Photo: Jables on the Citadel.
    Jables on the Citadel.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Misha, night sess. action.
    Misha, night sess. action.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ethan sticking the crux.
    Ethan sticking the crux.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The fun V0 in between the V8 & V5.
    The fun V0 in between the V8 & V5.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Misha Z. toppin' 'er out.
    Misha Z. toppin' 'er out.
    Rock Climbing Photo: VO in between the harder problems.
    VO in between the harder problems.

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    By Anonymous Coward
    Jul 31, 2005

    I believe the name is 'The Citadel'.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Aug 8, 2005

    Three stars seems a bit much, but it's a fun boulder.

    Does the V5 go straight out over the bulge? If so, it seemed hard, and a back breaker (there's a lumpy boulder in the fall area, making me back off without a spotter).

    I couldn't get my butt off the ground on the V8. Feet are an issue at the beginning of both.
    By Anonymous Coward
    Oct 7, 2005

    Yes, it's called The Citadel - Will L., FA.
    By Justin Roth
    Jan 20, 2008

    God save the boulderer who tries to tackle Citadel in the summer. Looks lowball but climbs really well. Worth a stop.
    By Luke Childers
    Jun 12, 2009
    rating: V8- 7B

    Fun line... soft for V8 but it's still a nice line.
    By Chip Phillips
    From: Broomfield, CO
    Jan 22, 2010

    FA: Will Lemaire, to give full credit.
    By tcamillieri
    From: Denver
    Feb 18, 2010

    Will FA'd something that was soft?
    By Chip Phillips
    From: Broomfield, CO
    Feb 18, 2010

    I seriously doubt Will ever graded it at all tcam ... if you asked him back when he did it, he probably would have said "I don't know, V4?" ... bwahahaha.

    Don't worry, all is still right in the world.
    By Tofu Brain
    From: Denver
    Aug 1, 2016

    I will be back for this with some cooler weather, felt like I had butter on my hands, ha.

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