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Black Gnat 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V2+ Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Tyler Logan on Mar 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Black Knat Topo

Description 

Starting on the side that faces towards the larger Half Dome boulder, balance on some flakes near the base and reach towards the top of the boulder for the shallow dishes. Make the insecure mantle above a less-than-ideal landing.

Location 

Smaller of the two "Half Dome" boulders, on its east side

Protection 

crash pads/spotter


Photos of Black Gnat Slideshow Add Photo
"Black Gnat" is a good mantle problem on the left side of this face.
"Black Gnat" is a good mantle problem on...
Justin making the move up to the mantle on Black Gnat
Justin making the move up to the mantle on Black G...

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By Eric Odenthal
Jan 26, 2010

desperate
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Dec 23, 2010
rating: V2 5+

Desperate if you can't climb slabs.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 23, 2014
rating: V2 5+

I wouldn't call them dishes as much as shallow depressions that require palming friction. Once you balance up on the thin flakes at the bottom, the pull over the top is powerful and fun. Anything but desperate and the landing isn't bad. We run laps on this WITHOUT a pad.