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Bark Biter 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Paul Wagoner
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Submitted By: Dave Marotti on Jun 9, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Bark Biter (58) and Venus Rising (59)

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12 Feet. Climb the crack on the right side of the arete avoiding the generous corner on the far right. Really really really watch out for that tree. Above 1/2 of the way up, any fall you make will result in an unwanted slide with your back down the tree, and eventually face planting back into the rock.

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By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
May 31, 2008
rating: V4 6B

I came off a couple times near the top while sussing out the moves and had no trouble from said tree. Decent problem. Lotsa gnats.
By Rob Riggleman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 30, 2008

While the tree is certainly close enough to stay on your mind while you climb, I fell off this problem a few times and had no trouble with the tree, either. I really enjoyed the problem - good, powerful sidepulls and gastons to a dicey fingerlock before the top-out jugs.
By Paul Jones
From: Madison, WI
Jul 11, 2009

I think Paul Wagoner had the FA on this one
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 27, 2011

So in Ian's new video, he combines Bark Biter and Venus Rising for a way more natural line. Calls it Penis Biter V6-7. In the video, it looks like the way the climb should have been done all along.