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Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
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Submitted By: Will Barnes on Oct 19, 2013

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Beware the Yowie


An eliminate that tops out right smack dab in the middle of the boulder. The Yowie is a problem that I tried a lot but never quite had the temps (or perhaps the cojones) necessary to send.

Start as for Yeti (or lower) but when you reach the hueco right in the middle of the wall, rather than blast out left to the first jug on Yeti blast straight up to a cool sloper with a patina thumb catch. There are a couple sequences that will take you up to the slopey lip (both of which are much more technical than you'd expect, then use some fancy footwork and sloper magic to pull over the top. The upper jugs on Yeti and Sasquatch are off.

My guess is around V7 but depending on how tough the last move is it could be harder. Would warrant 4 stars if it wasn't an eliminate but either way the moves are rad and the problem proud.


Start as for Yeti but head straight up after the hueco rather than out left.


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By Will Barnes
From: Edmonton, AB
Oct 19, 2013

I think Andy might have mentioned to me a while back that him and Bernd did this at some point in the past. Any input Andy?
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Oct 19, 2013

Bernd and I did the "dyno" start to the Yeti (also known as Yeti-direct). Different problem altogether, and clocks in around V7, depending on current state of erosion. The eliminate you describe here sounds like something I did a long time ago, but I think I might have used one of the big holds on Yeti. I can't remember. Whatever I did, it seemed harder than Yeti.

It's an eliminate, so either way you're mincing moves.

I think Bernd would say the same thing.
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Oct 26, 2013

Clearly it needs to get done with the dyno start for a pure direct line. I would think this is a good eliminate.
By Will Barnes
From: Edmonton, AB
Oct 28, 2013

That would be sweet but the dyno takes you up to the yeti jugs which I was trying to avoid. A middle start could probably be contrived that begins between the traditional yeti start and yeti direct for a more straight up line if you were so inclined...someone should throw in a sit start while they're at it.

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