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The Plague 

Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: W. Anglin
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Nov 8, 2011

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This is a classic problem on a slightly overhanging face.

Sit-start with left hand in an undercling pocket, right hand on a small crimp pocket. Do a long powerful cross move to a bad, sloping crimp. Move your left hand to a very small/very sharp crimp. Next is a good right hand sloper followed by a decent crimp rail. From the rail, move to a tiny incut crimp and move to the top. It has an easy top-out.


This is on the boulder that faces away from the road.



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By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Apr 16, 2017
rating: V9 7C

Really good line on really good rock. The first two moves are definitely the crux, but it stays reasonably sustained after those moves (I managed to fall 3 times post crux!). Not quite as good as its neighbor, in my opinion, but still really good!

Not sure what the story is with the completely manufactured line/holds on the left side of the boulder - three drilled handholds and one drilled foothold....
By Trycycle
Apr 30, 2017


Some twat, who shall remain nameless, chipped that left line after I left Gunnison. It was previously a project, but now that it is chipped I don't care to touch it.

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