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Balancing boulder problem 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: Dave Wachter on Feb 28, 2009

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The super-cool problem on the south face of the ba...

Description 

2 ways to do this problem. Either way, you start using the disk-shaped dark blob, about the size of a frisbee, at chest height.
- Easier start uses the podium rock for feet. Start standing on it, with both hands underclinging the frisbee. Reach high to get onto the chalked sloper, match it, and work your way up from there. Some people move off the sloper with their right hand, others go up with their left.
- Harder start avoids using the podium altogether, and only allows you to use the balancing boulder itself for hands and feet. Start with both hands on the frisbee, and feet out left. Swing up into the sloper (whee!), and move up from there. This variation is probably V3+ or V4-.

Location 

On lower mound, this is on the south side of the obvious uppermost boulder.

Protection 

Pad, spotter. Although it seems like you might hit your head on the boulder to the left, I've never seen anybody do this. More likely, you'll swing out right and miss the pads in the other direction.


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