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Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Ed Sewall
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Submitted By: Jake D. on Feb 3, 2010

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That big move.


Begin on 2 small crimps at head height in the left seam of the overhanging front face. Stand up on your choice of small feet and dyno for the 2 pad flat edge out high and left and top out. Alternatively, crimp up until you can get a small sharp crimp with a thumb catch, stick your toe high and left in the seam and rock over for the same big flat edge. The difficulty is somewhat height dependent.


Just left of center of the overhanging front face


1-2 crash pads

Photos of Try Again Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ed Sewall(FA) on early ascent (1985)of Try Again
Ed Sewall(FA) on early ascent (1985)of Try Again
Rock Climbing Photo: Kozo Nozawa sticking the dyno.  Photograph by Joe ...
Kozo Nozawa sticking the dyno. Photograph by Joe ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the throw on Try Again.
Sticking the throw on Try Again.
Rock Climbing Photo: try again v5
try again v5
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on Try Again
Ian on Try Again
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on Try Again
Paul on Try Again
Rock Climbing Photo: Working Try Again at during a night session.
Working Try Again at during a night session.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another of Sam on Try again
Another of Sam on Try again
Rock Climbing Photo: Stick!

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 16, 2010

What no f/a ? Whitey did it static and i think it was Andrew who did the f/a ?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jan 17, 2011
rating: V6 7A

For some reason this is the world's hardest V5 for me. In all the years I climbed in LW I only managed it twice, once with the dyno and once the static way. I think I did the sit down straight up more times than that..weird
By Jake D.
From: Northeast
Apr 25, 2011

If someone knows the actual FA i'll add it.
By Joe M.
Apr 26, 2011
rating: V3+ 6A+

"Tall" Ed Sewall had the FA...
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
May 16, 2011

There is an excellent write up about the problem in John Sherman's Stone Crusade. "One smooth, overhanging face thwarted Whitey and the Loadies for 10 years, earning it the nickname Try Again (B2). 'Tall Ed' Sewall first ticked this local testpiece. From a pair of half-digit incuts, he lunged past the smaller slanting edges his shorter peers were using, until his hand landed on a double-digit flat edge, the key to the summit. Whitey later crimped, crunched, and barefoot jammed his way up, blowing the 'I'm too short' excuse for everyone."
By Andrew Sornborger
Jul 19, 2011

Ed Sewall did the FA of this one. He did it with a lunge. I had the second ascent which was static (with bare left toe, c.f. Straight Again).
By Ed Sewall
Oct 17, 2011

As Andrew and Joe noted, I did the First Ascent, and Andrew did the second. Nobody else did it for a long time after that including Whitey. I have some early footage of Andrew and I doing early ascents of the Try Again I will upload to Youtube soon. Quality is not great but we filmed it shortly after first doing the problem in 1985 if I remember right. All these sources make you think I am super tall, I am just barely 6' tall, but I guess in the climbing world thats tall.
By Action in Solitude
Oct 16, 2013

Jerome Boutaud climbing Try Again at Lincoln Woods and other classics around New England.

Local Climbs: Jerome Boutaud bouldering around Boston, Massachusetts
By Graham O.
Jul 15, 2016

Definitely one of the best single moves in the park and maybe New England.

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