|Consensus:||Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]|
|Submitted By:||LeeAB on Mar 30, 2006|
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From: Albuquerque, NM
Apr 27, 2007
|Great Problem, this line begs to be climbed! Beta that worked for me was to skip all the crappy holds and just use the good ones. Start on the 2-handed crimp at 7 ft, right hand up to a right facing pinch, left hand to a left facing sidepull / pinch. Set your right hand on a small gaston and deadpoint to the jug jueco at the top. I was able to keep my left hand on greatly reducing the bad fall potential.|
By Joe Collins
Nov 22, 2007
|The original poster gave this 2 stars? Ridiculous. This is another contender for best boulder problem on the planet.|
From: Cape Ann
Jun 17, 2008
Stars aside, this historic route (along with its two neighbors) deserves a much better description that at least pays tribute to the very man that it is named after. It should acknowledge the fact that the El Murrays were once (yes, they are sadly closed) a true litmus test for aspiring hard-men (and women) who made the pilgrimage to the Tanks.
And not even a picture?!?!
I am certainly no historian, but I believe FA credit ought be given to Bob Murray, who ascended the routes first on toprope, as he did with the also-classic See Spot Run (V6).
Thank you to future users who refrain from point-mongering and letting more informed people do justice to these historic routes with a more lively description. Unfortunately, I am not that person.
From: ABQ, NM
Aug 27, 2008
I have to agree with the point-mongering statement of DFrench, note the Martini Roof descriptions. How is it that the hard part of the V10 is the moves at the end of the V6? and not the heinous moves about 3 moves in that have you ironcrossed on sloppy edges and bad pinches. Any info if accurate is better than inaccurate or no info at all.
With all the frustration that Left gave me over the years I can see how someone might think that Center does not warrent 4 stars, though I think it is one of the best problems of its grade I've ever done.