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Cold Fusion 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V5- Font: 6C [details]
FA: Doug Rouse
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Submitted By: doug rouse on Jan 6, 2009

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Cold Fusion, V6.


From the Tier where Green Energy is located, continue west about 45-50 feet. Cold Fusion starts under a bulging wall with a sit start. The starting holds are very small and can be found on a rounded feature just above the ground. Pop up and right to a vertical feature that is about 16" long. Next go up and left with the left hand to a crimp/arete hold about 40" above/left of the right hand. Pop the right up a little, then go left up to a sharp crimp also on the left arete. Cross through underneath with the right hand to a small crimp up and left of the left hand, and traverse off.


This is 45-50' west of Green Energy Traverse.


Pad and a spotter.

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By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Apr 8, 2009

The roof above awaits an ascent...bring pads and spotters!
By mikejohnson1
From: Essex Junction, VT
Sep 1, 2009
rating: V5- 6C

Not sure how you start this one, but I use a right heel hook which makes the first move much easier. I hook in a tiny edge down and to the right of the right hand hold. I figure that may be the discrepancy between our grades. Really cool problem though. 5 feet longer with a topout and this would be 4 stars.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Sep 15, 2009

I'll have to look for the hook.... I was using a right drop knee on the edge along the lip, and the left underneath on a nice edge. You're right totally needs to be longer....
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Feb 1, 2010

Sent it using the heelhook beta...surprised I missed that! Nice.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Jun 1, 2010

I was up there with Bob W. Rufus M, and "old" Doug..all of them seemed to think the problem was underrated at V5.... The lower arete hold has is now smaller, and harder to squeeze. The biggest problem still seemed to be in getting off the ground. A new variant is being worked that goes right from the starting holds, to the vertical rail, and up and right to a sloper. Should be pretty heinous when it goes.
By Red
From: Tacoma, Toyota
Nov 5, 2013

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