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Round Room, The 

The Round Room 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: bheller on Oct 16, 2014

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Round Room

Description 

This is a very unique problem, especially for the gate area! A secluded area, a great landing, high tech improbable moves and clean rock all add up to make a classic problem. The powerful tension-y palming and big stems on tiny feet will not be easily forgotten. Great top out as well! This problem would be much easier if you are extra tall and much harder if you are extra short.

Location 

East face of The Round Room boulder. Approximately 50 yards east of The Gate Parking area, and a bit up hill. One you find the secluded alcove on the east side of this long boulder, you'll know you're there immediately.

Protection 

Nice, nearly flat landing for a pad.


Photos of The Round Room Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Most of the problem is in frame. Super fun stuff.
BETA PHOTO: Most of the problem is in frame. Super fun stuff.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Oct 16, 2014

+1 on height-dependent difficulty. Watching tall people run laps on this like it's V3 is depressing when you can get within 2mm of the only hold on the problem but not snag it. V6 seems unlikely if you're 5' tall, there just isn't anything to grab...
By bheller
From: SL UT
Oct 16, 2014

Yeah, at first I was stuck 2mm away from that crimp as well! Then after 40 minutes of micro-foot shenanigans I found the magic stemming combo, gained 3mm in reach, and the problem went from impossible to comparatively easy:)
By Danie White
From: SLC, UT
Oct 17, 2014

I love this problem, but commiserate on the reach. Last time I went to the round room, I invited a tall friend who sent it third try. Grrr. I'm glad to hear the magic stemming combo exists!

I will add that since it's such a delicate problem with tiny footholds, it's extra important to wipe your feet, lest it become like half the stuff at the Cabbage Patch. The last time I showed up there was a blob of dirt on one of the key footholds.