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Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jun 24, 2007

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Final move(s) before the mantle.


There's lots of ways to do this - with V3 being the easiest way. It's quite overhanging and burly, with some pretty dynamic moves - the committing move over the top is a fitting finish.

Pat yourself on the back when done - it's a milestone problem.

Video here.


South side, cracks on the right.


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Photos of The Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Last pull before the top.
Last pull before the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: billy climbing the crack
billy climbing the crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick Mudd on the Crack
Nick Mudd on the Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan starting out on The Crack, V3
Ryan starting out on The Crack, V3

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Aug 5, 2007

I have upgraded the rating from V2 after input from Jon McCartie of
By Jon McCartie
From: Edmond, OK
Aug 6, 2007

simply in comparison to Pile Lieback (which Chris has at V2), the Crack seemed more difficult to me. also rated at V3 elsewhere (at as well as Chris' guide for Stoney).

thanks, chris. and thanks for all the work you do on this site.
By Clay Zamperini
From: Tarzana, CA
Dec 28, 2009

So we've a video of Ben doing the direct V5 variation, anyone have a video of the V3 variation?
By Rob Gordon
From: Hollywood, CA
Jan 11, 2010

I don't think I've seen one. Pretty tough for the grade. You can either toe hook the arête, heel hook higher up the starting hold seam, or even swing your feet out left to the big scoop to get into the crappy pocket. After that the holds are pretty good but somewhat dynamic to get to.
By christian sweetsheppard
From: lakeviewterrace, ca
Jan 12, 2010

I just got this for the first time yesterday. Its a lot of fun and the moves are great.

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