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The Warm Up aka The Ear 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 9'
Original:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: andyscott on Apr 26, 2010

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Start with both hands on a very large shelf with a high left foot. Pull on and trend up and right on the shelf which eventually turns into a large block hold. Move left up to a big edge and go for the jug on top.

Per Chris McNeil: Start with matched hands on a thin rail at face level. Move your left heel up on the left arete, and go for the right hand pull ("The Ear" hence the name). Press it out and top out.


Looking at the entrance boulder (aka Approach Boulder) from the trail, this nice little problem is on the left side of the boulder. The starting hold should be obvious.

Per Chris McNeil: This is on the back right side of the block as you're looking at it from the highway.



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By DFrench
From: Cape Ann
Apr 28, 2010

Is this the same as the Orange Peel problem?
By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
May 13, 2010

Yes, but I am pretty sure the name is not Orange Peel. Orange Peel is a short route over past the Pink Floyd Wall.
By Anthony Pizzo
Oct 23, 2011

This is actually called The Ear (via the right side crimp that is key).

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