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Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: FKA: Paul Horak and David Baltz, early 80s
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Submitted By: claude. on Jun 24, 2011

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The Unknown V5 can be seen in the left-most portio...


This is a shorter problem near the great highball V2. The crux revolves around a difficult first move to gain access to the larger holds just above the smallish bulge. Although not as continuous as the V2 to the right, it still offers some fun moves on great rock.


Starting left of the V2 highball on an obvious right-handed crystal and a good left-handed crimp, pull on with difficulty and make the big throw to the good (but sharp) hold just over the bulge. Mantle and escape around the corner or venture out right via the thin slab.



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By Paul Davidson
Jun 30, 2011

Done on a rare occasion in the late '80s (I don't know of anything earlier), I suspect it's either a bit harder now or a longer reach due to washing away of the ground.
By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 17, 2015

Paul Horak and I did this and another harder problem 4 feet to the right in the early '80s. I recall one more problem squeezed in between these and the V1 mantle problem on the face to the right.

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