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Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: BDalhaus on Sep 12, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Alternate beta for Tragedy of Dusk


A thin, low-angle face with an interesting high-step and balancy crux. Stand start with a high left hand crimp, and a small right hand sidepull with good feet. Pull on, bump right hand up to a good incut crimp, then use your feet on a few little nothings until you can actually free up a hand. Balance straight up over the bulge to good holds. Fun moves, more technical than powerful, but rarely climbed and the crimps are a bit sharp.


On the Illmob boulder facing the trail, this is the taller face between the Illmob Arete and the tree. Downclimb the easy slab off the back.


Pad, maybe a spotter

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By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Aug 12, 2013
rating: V3 6A

Most of the holds on this, especially the better crimp up and right from the start, feel like they are going to break/rip off the wall. Not a bad problem, but the rock quality leaves a lot to be desired.
By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Jun 21, 2016
rating: V3-4 6A+

Not sure when, but I'm pretty sure that both of the crimps broke a little bit since the last time I've been on this thing (like a year ago). The holds felt waaay sharper than last time, which is a shame, because it seemed like it used to be a good problem, but now you are literally mantling on a razer sharp crimp that hurts your tendons and feels like it's going to rip off the wall. I can't recommend this climb to anyone unless they like crimping knives.
By Cryptic C62
From: Boston, MA
Oct 11, 2016

I was shown this boulder today and found a sequence for this which is totally different from the description, and avoids the razor blade completely:

Start on the left-most crimp at head height. Move left hand into the shallow incuts near the arete, either as a gaston or a thumb press. High step the right foot up to the starting hold. Right hand hits the horizontal rail as another thumb press, left hand crimps a tiny one-finger nubbin on the first lip. Rock over the right foot and stand up to grab the good lip and top out.

I thought this was super fun, very committing to get to the good lip. Probably V4 beta. Does anyone think this line is distinct enough to deserve a problem of its own?
By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Oct 11, 2016
rating: V3-4 6A+

Wow, that way sounds way more interesting and a lot more fun. I'll definitely have to try it that way. IMO yeah that pretty much seems like a different line, since usually it tops out more to the right in the picture you posted.