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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Conrad S. on Sep 24, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: screenshot of climber on the flood (yellow dotted ...


A big flood removed a tree that use to block the rock. Sit start at the jug rail, move up right via a very long move to a jug in the middle of the
overhanging face, pop to the lip, mantle out.


far right side of the middle boulder, in the overhanging face.



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By Jeff Beavers
Sep 28, 2015

Does this start on the sidepull slit rail jug on the far right of the rock? I messed around coming back left from that and it seemed way hard. I had a hard time distinguishing this route from Walnuts, but what I ended up climbing definitely felt more like a 5 than 4.
By Conrad S.
Sep 29, 2015

It starts on the right side of the large jug rail and makes a huge move right to a jug in the face. You start on the same rail as A Walnuts Journey but move right. Check out the bouldering videos posted in the comments for Harpers Ferry. One of them has both of these problems in it so you can see the difference. They start around the 2 minute mark.
By Jeff Beavers
Sep 29, 2015

Gotcha. That's the sidepull thing I was talking about. I had started on that, went to the lip, and traversed to the same top as Walnuts (too many plants to go straight up). I guess the v4 part is the big move to the jug.

Coming from the jug back across the face without using the lip seems like a good project. I managed to move back to two really bad crimps by hand-heel matching on the jug. Way hard to release the heel and move up. Definitely above my grade.

I did Walnuts, though the beta in the video versus what I came up with were entirely different.

Thanks for the help.
By Conrad S.
Sep 30, 2015

Yeah, the tops of the boulders need some gardening from time to time. The vines and plants come back if the problems aren't climbed on frequently. The same goes for the Moonshine Boulder in the Shenandoah boulders. The topout is fantastic fun when it's clean but the vegetation creeps back down the slab to cover the lip if it isn't climbed on regularly.
Yeah, my beta tends to be different that most people because I'm tall.

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