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Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Dave Graham
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Submitted By: Jeremiah Johnson on Feb 21, 2010

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Keith finding some new beta!


Start as for Who Needs Feet, but instead of following the slopers up to the top out midway across the face, stay low and continue traversing right with a crux cross-through using the crystally, sloping, painful fingerlock. Top out on good holds at the corner of the boulder.


On the same boulder as Who Needs Feet.


Pads, tape, and a spot.

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By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Nov 4, 2012
rating: V9 7C

Painful is an understatement. I keep ripping my knuckles and fingertips open and yet I keep coming back.
By Troy Fauteux
From: Henniker NH
Nov 28, 2016
rating: V9 7C

The traverse is super fun. It flows really well and all the holds are friendly until you get to the fingerlock at the end. Figuring out the beta was a challenge as well.
By Nadya Vorotnikova
From: Nashua, NH
Jan 17, 2017

I feel that as long as you tape up your right pointer finger for the fingerlock, this climb isn't really painful. I love figuring out intricate beta and this one was quite the puzzle.

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