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American Music 

American Music 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Whitbeck on Nov 29, 2011

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American Music

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An excellent problem that sit starts low in the crack on the north face of Rio Bravo. Move up and right a few moves until you can move left to the sweet crimps. Climb straight up to the sloper and bail right into the scoop for the V5 or stay on the prow a few more moves for the V6. The V6 exit foot is the sloper that you grab off the crimps.

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By Eric Whitbeck
Jan 5, 2012

Sure Claude, just follow around the old guys flashing all the problems. Thanks for submitting the photos. Keep looking around and I am sure you will find at least one sweet rock out there.
By claude.
From: ABQ, NM
Jan 7, 2012

Sorry, I can't help myself, you guys always find all the good stuff! This line is really good! A bit like Scrapula, but without the grit. Pretty damn scary I might add. I did it with one pad and no spotter and was worried I was going to end up in the tree. Thanks for posting this!
By Eric Whitbeck
Jan 9, 2012

There may be more good climbing in the area. I have not explored much but some of the higher stuff on the trail looks interesting and there may be some other stuff at the same elevation to the east.
By claude.
From: ABQ, NM
Jan 9, 2012

There is a big boulder further east over the ridge that had some lines on it that looked decent, some was a bit gritty, but would probably clean up.
By Eric Whitbeck
Jan 10, 2012

The better rock seems to be either on the ridge itself where it is getting weathered by wind or in a drainage where it is polished by water. I am not sure that helps, but it seems to lead to the better stuff. I may have seen that boulder if it had a steep north face but not much feature. My theory remains that if the boulder has one really nice problem then it is worth developing and other stuff naturally follows, but if there is not a line that is worth dragging a friend out to, then it is probably best to just keep looking. There has to be more stuff since I put up two of the better problems in the canyon in the last two years and Rio Bravo is only a few months old. Cheers