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Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: veritus on Jan 3, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Flashing the Bowling Ball problem.

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Crux is the first two moves.

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pads


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The left hand starting hold.  Not quite as deep as a real bowling ball...
The left hand starting hold. Not quite as deep as...
Topping out Bowling Ball near Buoux Boulder.
Topping out Bowling Ball near Buoux Boulder.

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By Aeon Aki
Administrator
Mar 29, 2007

This problem is actually on a separate boulder below the Buoux Boulder. Walk downhill and slightly right from Speed to locate it. Begin with your left hand in the three obvious monos and your right on the thin edge then go straight up. Classic!
By Tyler McBabe
From: SpanishFork, UT
Mar 18, 2012
rating: V5- 6C

This was a classic route! I found the crux is when you're hands are on the sloper rails and you're trying to find tge right feet for your body type. LOVE IT!
By Rachel Paietta
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 1, 2012
rating: V4 6B

I back flopped on my first attempt and was really glad we had a pad set back on the rock sticking out of the ground away from the boulder, but still under the problem. Just a helpful hint for pad placement if you bring an extra :)
By Emerson Takahashi
From: SLC, UT
Sep 11, 2012
rating: V4 6B

agreed that the crux is actually when you're trying to find the best way to the lip from the sloper.
Tricky and fun!

starting holds aren't as bad as I expected
By Luke Childers
Nov 3, 2012

So freaken good!!! Maybe my fav of the trip this one! Way cool!
By Emerson Takahashi
From: SLC, UT
Nov 2, 2013
rating: V4 6B

  • ************************* beta alert ************************

Last season I failed over and over, trying to gaston the crimp above the sloper with my right hand BEFORE trying to lift my foot up.

I got it without any trouble at all this time by just getting the heel hook on the sloper first, and then locking off to gain the higher up crimps