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The Whip 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Wauchope on Apr 14, 2007

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Ian reaching into the upper fingerlock


A big time classic! This line was one of the first climbed in the park. Though originally rated 5.9 as a trad line, today it gets most of it traffic from boulderers and is considered solid V2. Either way its a bunch of fun and a big tick for anyone who considers themselves a local.

Climb the obvious layback crack on "The Whip" boulder from a sit or stand. Cool moves lead to the crux at 2/3 height. The crux is a classic commitment move. No thank you jugs to toss to or hidden sidepulls awaiting discovery. The crux demands a committing step up on a good foot to reach an excellent finger lock. From the lock move up carefully on good holds and top out.


On "The Whip" boulder which is just down the hill from the "Big and Tall" boulder. Obvious HB layback crack in the center of the face.


a pad, a spotter, and a cool head.

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By Tristan Perry
Dec 28, 2007

The Whip is the best "moderate" problem around. Some climb it as a fingercrack, while others take it as more of a face climb. The crux is very committing, involving a long reach from a shallow fingertip jam to a bomber lock well above.
By James Maki
From: Boston, MA
Nov 29, 2010
rating: V2 5+

Thought this route was great. At the crux I managed to get right two fingers in the crack just enough to stand up and bump into the bomber lock.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Sep 1, 2011

By Graham O.
Jul 7, 2016
rating: V2- 5+

Possibly THE best problem I have sent at Pway. Probably not, but it's up there. Tremendous in every aspect.

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