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Crimp Ladder 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3-4 Font: 6A+ [details]
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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Dec 19, 2008

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Hope you brought extra skin...


start standing in the triangle shaped crack with good feet. Move right hand up to a crimp and then arrange your feet higher and make the crux reach out left to a decent side pull, then top out. the top out is high but it is easy and you should be safe with a pad and spotter.


On the road side face of the Barn Door Boulder, just right of Hemlock Crack.


Pad and spotter.

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By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Mar 18, 2009
rating: V3-4 6A+

This is one epic climb!
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 18, 2009

its fun cant wait to get on it when it dry
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 2, 2013

Great climb, but definitely felt like a one-move wonder to me, particularly compared to most of the bouldering at Rumney.
By Eli Buzzell
From: Rumney
Oct 6, 2013

When I boulder I usually go to Pawtuckaway and can send V3s with effort. I was casually pulling on this not knowing what it was, and I sent it in a couple tries. While I usually do significantly better at crimpy technical climbs, I feel like this is really soft for a V4, and thought it might be a V2+ when I sent it.
That said, I am not going to downgrade it because I am no authority on grading and Pawtuckaway might just be different or a little more stiff.

Also, it was a lot of fun and a cool problem.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 4, 2013

I did a sit start to this today starting down and right. Left hand is the starting foot rail for the stand and right foot is a small crimp out right. Pull up and move right hand into the right hand starting crimp of the stand and work your left hand up small crimps to get into the stand proper. Felt maybe v5-.
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