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Vestigial Tail 

Vestigial Tail 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: jim.dangle on Oct 14, 2013

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Weird vestigal tail feature. The tail part is act...

Description 

This may not look like much at first, but it is actually an excellent face/slab problem. It uses the sharp, quarried arete to climb the fairly blank face to the top.

Start on the left where the arete is horizontal on continue right and up. The start requires precise edging, while the end requires burly smearing.

It's named after an odd feature in the rock.

4 Stars if you like this sort of face/slab climbing.

Location 

This is at the far end of the slab on top of the right end of Down Under.

Walk off right.

Protection 

Pad or pads. The landing is good, but watch the slab to the right. Things can get a little weird if you fall, because the crux involves some tenuous moves. The topout is actually straightforward, but there is no lip or jug waiting (think dome), so you have to smear upward the whole way.


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By jim.dangle
Oct 14, 2013

I have a huge bias for this sort of climbing, but this is one of the best problems I have done in the area.

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