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Waffle House 

Hueco: V8 Font: 7B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: EZ or Paul Jones
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Submitted By: Paul Campbell on Oct 17, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Needs some cleaning but looks like a great project...


Use underclings to move into better holds at the top.


Located in a separate pit next to "Like Shaking Hands with God"


1 pad or more, topout should be over the nice flat area.

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By ryanh0504
Apr 8, 2012

the inderclings are good, but the lower face looks super thin. needs a mega scrub
By Ian CB
Apr 14, 2012
rating: V8 7B PG13

Well met a good crew out here today and climbed this thing. I think about V8 and a good one at that. Also very committing. I started standing right hand in an undercling and left hand on the arete. Hard big first move to sustained, awesome and kinda dabby climbing on cool holds above the slab on the left. Recommend lots of pads and good spotters. This thing needs a name for sure, I say Waffle House unless it already has one.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Apr 15, 2012

Nice work! I bet this thing looks really cool cleaned up. Any pics?
By Ian CB
Apr 15, 2012
rating: V8 7B PG13

No pics. It does look cool cleaned up though thanks to Peter, Blake, and Sam.
By ryanh0504
Apr 21, 2012

Looks sick all cleaned up!
By Brian Runnells
Oct 21, 2015

Is this still a problem?
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Oct 21, 2015

I'll delete it if not.
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Oct 22, 2015

My opinion is if Eric or Paul climbed this line previously then it should stay.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Oct 22, 2015

Whats even the difference between the two problems? It seems like Purple Gold is the more logical line. Maybe delete this one and change the FA on purple gold?

But really I don't know the true history of the problem, I believe I asked Paul Jones shortly after I took the picture and he wasn't positive who did it first, but was sure it had been done. I don't know what line they took either.

Also Terry comments on the photo that this problem was done around 2000 but doesn't specify any beta.
By madisonchoss
Oct 23, 2015

A little background on these problems -

I was climbing at Burma with Blake, Sam, etc and thought this face looked amazing, despite being rather mossy. I cleaned up what seemed to me to be the easiest way up, which would be climbed later that day by Ian as "Waffle House."

Later, he climbed "Purple Gold," which not only is a better line but also no harder (possibly even easier) than "Waffle House" - turns out I was wrong about the easiest way up!

I don't think anyone knows what line was originally climbed on this boulder; the unnamed entry just got converted to "Waffle House" when that was climbed and then "Purple Gold" got added later. In my opinion, since we don't know what was originally climbed and "Purple Gold" is fairly obviously "the line" on this face / rightfully gets a ton of traffic, I think it's safe to delete "Waffle House."
By Ian CB
Oct 23, 2015
rating: V8 7B PG13

I don't care either way, though I do think it's a different line.. Sort of. Waffle House is substantially worse, probably as hard or harder, and definitely more dangerous. I talked to old schoolers and I heard something may have been done here, from a strong guy Mike Gasch from Milwaukee. Though I couldn't get anyone definitively comfirm that, maybe Terry can? Zschiesche and Paul both said they didn't climb anything on this face though.

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