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Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Colter on Oct 2, 2007

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KK entering the crux on 'The Orb' (scan)


Start under the roof on low jugs. Then work your way out on the right side of the roof through marvelous slopers, open hand crimps and a sick toe hook.

The first crux is in the middle when bumping from sloper to sloper. The real crux is the top out though.


The most prominant problem on the frontside of the Orb boulder, under the roof.


A crash pad or two.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Orb
The Orb
Rock Climbing Photo: Toe hookin
Toe hookin
Rock Climbing Photo: In the middle of the first crux.
In the middle of the first crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving past the crux
Moving past the crux

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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 28, 2011

I found a heel hook to be the key. The topout really is the redpoint crux. I fell off of the mantel when I was sure the send was in the bag. After 20 or so tries, I did not have any more skin, power or time. Rematch necessary.
By Ian CB
Aug 7, 2011

This problem is featured in our film The Southeast Showdown available at
By Blake Cash
From: Chattanooga, TN
Feb 13, 2013
rating: V8 7B

Crux, for me, was matching crack hold, cutting feet and staying on the wall. Mantle is rough too...don't take it for granted, get it wired.
By Holden Caulfield
Nov 28, 2013
rating: V8 7B

So the only person to not give it 4 stars was the one who failed to send? Interesting.
By Meme Guy
From: Land of Runout Slab
Dec 4, 2013

He must be a phony.
By zach ruswick
From: Grand Ledge, MI
Jan 4, 2015

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Aug 24, 2015 didn't climb The Orb, you didn't rate it, you gave it no stars, but you weighed in with a comment on someone that was in the ballgame, from the cheap seats. Lame!

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