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The Rail 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: ferrells on Nov 14, 2011

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gets direct sunlight pretty early

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Many consider this the best v3 at Mad Meadows. Start sitting on the arete, with sidepulls, work up to the huge Rail jug, and climb straight up the arete from there.
Feels a little contrived, somehow, to me, but everyone else thinks it's really awesome. So take that for what it is worth.


Look for The Rail as you hike uphill from The Pocket boulder, on the way to The Undercling and The Hole.
It's right on the trail.


A pad.

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By Davidcodyevans
Jul 14, 2012

is this on slice of cake? Barneys rubble? or is this another "the rail"???
By Peter Rakowitz
From: Portland, OR
Oct 21, 2012

This is on the rail boulder in mad meadows.
By Mike Gilbert
From: boulder, co
Aug 21, 2014

I used some holds out left instead of the arete but that felt like a more natural line to me?
By ferrells
Aug 29, 2014

Yeah, I think it's still "The Rail" even if you use holds to the side. It's never felt like a clear line to me. I have done it a handful of ways, and just think to myself that it's 'probably "The Rail" as long as it feels roughly v3, and I use the big rail hold at some point while I'm climbing'. The finish up the arete is the fun part anyway.

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