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The Tempest 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 17'
Original:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: r. tyler gross
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Submitted By: r. tyler gross on Apr 12, 2013

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Description 

A sweet sequence of flowing moves on big holds into an awesome roof crack featuring a uniquely bomber two finger pocket and a tricky move to an awesome rail. Slap out to sloper/pinches and straight up for an exciting finish!


Location 

Start low left in the center of the cave and follow the roof crack out. Crux I think is getting through the roof section and red point crux is the finish!

Protection 

pads, flat landing


Photos of The Tempest Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Working through the crux moves.
Working through the crux moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Jacobs working through the crux just before g...
Ryan Jacobs working through the crux just before g...

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By andy patterson
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From: Carpinteria, CA
May 22, 2013

Best line here. The holds at the start are big sandy jugs, but the holds at the top are perfect wedges that you can pinch, side-pull, or lie-back. I love how the line gets progressively harder the higher you get. I started low and right (didn't consult the video... but it doesn't affect the grade I think), and it seemed V6, albeit on the steep-and-powerful side of V6. Fantastic finish.
By Joseph Legotte
May 2, 2014

I agree, a pretty hard six, but that is all through the crux. Only gave a few good goes on it since it was getting dark, but it is a sweet problem with many beta possibilities depending on who you are as a climber.

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