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Weapon of Choice 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 14'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Tommy Klinefelter
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Tommy Klinefelter on Nov 8, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: East Arete of the Campground Boulder Topo

Description 

Climbed in 1988 during a session with Jeff Schoen and John Sherman. First from the stand-up, then from the "Yabo start". Classic moves on beautiful slopers.

Location 

Faces the Creek, just left of the large pine.

Protection 

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Rock Climbing Photo: Weapon of Choice (AKA Choice of Weapons) Topo
BETA PHOTO: Weapon of Choice (AKA Choice of Weapons) Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevander Fox hops on the send train before his spo...
Kevander Fox hops on the send train before his spo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Struggling to let go and reach. Still need to send...
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By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Nov 23, 2008
rating: V4 6B

The first and last few holds are slopers, but in between there are a few crimps (good ones) along the way.

Good problem.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Apr 26, 2013
rating: V4 6B

The crimps are somewhat painful, but the movement is really cool. I especially like the fact that there are many different ways to do this problem, which allows people of all sizes to figure out beta that works for them.
By Paul Dieterle
From: Pasadena, CA
Sep 25, 2013
rating: V5 6C

Much harder - but not nearly as good as - Pull Down Like De Jesus. I'd call PDLDJ 4 star V3 and this 1 star V5.
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Sep 13, 2014

By Daniel Winsor
Nov 11, 2015
rating: V4 6B

This description needs work... It's called "Choice of Weapons", it starts with your butt on the ground, and it's an amazing problem. I think it's the best V4 at Rock Creek, but might feel a little bit tough for the grade.
By Tommy Klinefelter
Feb 26, 2016

Actually, the name IS Weapon of Choice (guide got it wrong), referring to the climber's choice of either static-via-crimps, or throwin' a big moe, both of which seem equally fun. Climbed in the eighties during an epic summer session with the late Jeff Schoen and the not-so-late John Sherman.