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Birthday Direct 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: Jon McCartie on Sep 17, 2007

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Description 

Stand-start matched on a crimp and make a reach up to a high right-hand gaston. Climb straight up with another gaston to a perfect jug on the lip. Balancy, technical, and fun.

Location 

North face of the twin Birthday Boulders on the vertical wall, center route.

Protection 

pad


Photos of Birthday Direct Slideshow Add Photo
One of the best face problems I've ever done!
One of the best face problems I've ever done!
Birthday Boulder North Face Topo
BETA PHOTO: Birthday Boulder North Face Topo
Double-gastoning on 'Birthday Direct'  photo: Matt...
Double-gastoning on 'Birthday Direct' photo: Matt...
starting hold on Birthday Direct
starting hold on Birthday Direct
Warming up on Birthday Direct V3.
Warming up on Birthday Direct V3.
Working the opening moves on Birthday Direct.  I e...
Working the opening moves on Birthday Direct. I e...

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By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Oct 14, 2008
rating: V3 6A

A good techincal problem, although I thought it was easy for the grade.
By molony
Apr 26, 2009

Really enjoyable movement. However, I actually thought this thing was incredibly tough for the grade, even with good beta
By ShaunG
From: El Paso
Dec 23, 2009

This is not a gimme V3. Very foot work intensive and fun.
By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Aug 12, 2010

Euan takes steroids. This thing is pretty technical.
By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
Mar 19, 2011

Not so bad. Easier for tall people
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 29, 2012

Absolutely, unequivocally NOT easy for the grade.
By Coco Bell
Feb 19, 2013

Pretty tricky if you haven't seen someone your height complete it. Absolutely the shortest approach yet!! Hurrah for fun warm up boulder.
By seth o'harra
Jan 4, 2014

You can also go out left with a good side pull. However, the right beta double gaston is the way to go for a fun route.
By dave wave
Apr 11, 2014

I wouldn't say it's soft for the grade, but more techy than hard.

If your use to dime edge feet, it'll feel easy.

Super fun crux moves!
By Phil Chai
From: Austin, TX
May 8, 2014

Hardest V3 ever...
By Phil Chai
From: Austin, TX
May 8, 2014

Hardest V3 ever...tricky. Requires high precise feet.
By Mriss
May 14, 2014
rating: V3 6A

Short person beta
By Andy Liu
Nov 2, 2014