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Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder, 18'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Ward Smith
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Submitted By: JamieRe on Apr 5, 2010

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Working the traverse


A fun short traverse into a roof on crimps. Fun heel hooking in the beginning with some crimp face moves to a fun topout.


Starts on the right and goes left into the hueco then up and right to a shelf.


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Al on Back in the Saddle
Al on Back in the Saddle
Sam sending without the heel/toe cam.
Sam sending without the heel/toe cam.
Back in the Saddle
Back in the Saddle
Evan moving into the hueco, photo by Chris Johnson
Evan moving into the hueco, photo by Chris Johnson

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By Joe M.
Sep 8, 2010
rating: V5+ 6C+

#3 in the beta photo.
By Jared LaVacque
From: Anchorage/Grand Junction
Apr 24, 2011
rating: V6 7A

Probably a stiff 6 or a 7- without the heel/toe cam in the hueco, by sticking to the small edges for feet and just going straight from left in the hueco and right hand on the sloping edge. Makes the route feel more pure and sustained.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Feb 25, 2012

I think Ward Smith did the FA of this and Chris Smith the route to the right.
By ward smith
Jul 14, 2012

Yes, I found this boulder in the late 90's, the last unknown boulder in LW?
By irujo
Nov 26, 2012
rating: V5 6C

Start way right on a jug with weird feet, traverse left to a hueco, find a way to set up on two crimps than finish straight up on a few more moves to the top out. Holds must of broken off and made this climb easier because it can't be harder than a v5
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