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Velvet Hammer 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Ian Cotter-Brown
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Submitted By: Remo on Apr 28, 2011

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Begin matched on the start hold for Alpine Club. Make a long cross-through move and head left along boulder, top out.


Alpine Club boulder.



Photos of Velvet Hammer Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on the cross through of Velvet Hammer.
Ian on the cross through of Velvet Hammer.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the crux on the possible FA.
Sticking the crux on the possible FA.
Rock Climbing Photo: Done!  Ian on the FA.
Done! Ian on the FA.
Rock Climbing Photo: Exit moves.
Exit moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matching.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on the sit start into Velvet Hammer.
Ian on the sit start into Velvet Hammer.

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By SteveSchultz
Apr 28, 2011

Ian's calling this one "Velvet Hammer" it seems.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Apr 28, 2011

Name changed, thanks Steve.
By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 28, 2011

confused... pictures, vid?
By SteveSchultz
Apr 28, 2011

sweaty, it starts on the rail with a super high heel and crosses up and left. saw video last night and its actually pretty cool. i'll see if ian will post it.
By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 28, 2011

tell this ian character that we post everything here. even fails so that others can laugh at you or steal your poor beta. He must learn the lessons of the 'Land of Gnar'
By SteveSchultz
Apr 29, 2011

Definitely a new problem. Only common hold of the two problems is the start hold.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
May 1, 2011

Yeah new problem IMO. Amazing that it can go. That next hold is so far away...

Ian also did a sit start "Velvet Hammer Sit V10". Sit far right side of boulder (see photos) and move into Velvet Hammer.
By Tony Brengosz
May 1, 2011

That hold looks far standing on the ground, and even further when on the start hold.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Jun 21, 2011

Huh? That's not a very good argument. So two problems start on the same starting hold. They go in totally opposite directions using different holds. Once you reach the lip you can traverse inbetween the two different topouts. So they are considered the same problem?
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Jun 21, 2011

I guess it could go either way but what Jamie types under The Finish about the difference between "The Centaur" and "Marble Sit" actually supports a separate problem.
By Ian CB
Jun 23, 2011

Okay Nic. I have to defend this problem because it is actually really cool. You only used the starting hold. That is it. There are 7 other holds on the problem as well. It is a different line. The cross move is bad ass too! Super fun and much easier for me than Alpine Club. You are correct when saying it is the same boulder, I will give you that much.
By Ian CB
Jul 22, 2011

Footage of the FA in our new film Midwest Unknown
By Hemberger Hemberger
From: Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 11, 2011
rating: V8+ 7B+

Yeah, definitely a new and totally different line than AC. Really, really fun movement, too.

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