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Scoop, The 

The Scoop 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
FA: John Long
Page Views: 338
Submitted By: AJ on Jan 13, 2014  with updates from Bidimpata-Kerim Tshimanga

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One of the best. Paraphrasing the Buttermilks gui...

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Description 

This is a Black Mountain classic with perfect rock and a committing crux at the end – a scary deadpoint off greasy smears to the lip. Sweet!
It gets a lot of sun, so early morning or late afternoon are probably the best times to do it.

Location 

On the south side of the boulder.

Protection 

none


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By AJ
Apr 13, 2015

This is one of several problems pictured and described in John Long's 1980 Black Mountain article, "Pumping Granite." His description from those pages: "The Scoop, a test in balance and opposition palming - footholds are minute and a brute's approach ensures failure."
1980 means no crash pads and no sticky rubber. Yikes!
By Bidimpata-Kerim Tshimanga
From: Isla Vista, California
Apr 13, 2015

Ah i see, interesting. Nice lesson in some area history. Thanks!
By AJ
Apr 13, 2015

Right on. With the recent guidebook's stated intent to not discuss the history of the place, it falls to random folks to pipe up where they can.