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E-Z Cheese 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd on May 14, 2007

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Pulling the last of the moves...


The classic line at the grade in Boulder Natural. Stand start on a huge jug, set your feet and fire up and left to the cool triangular pinch. Grab a right crimp and bump to the jug on the lip up and right. Topout next to the tree.
Landing is a bit painful so don't botch the dyno/deadpoint/topout.

Sit start goes at V3.

If you used the gaston on the left, see Swiss Cheese


From Gandalf's Lair cross stream towards Yosemite Boulder. This climb is on your left 30ft from Buttermilk Boulder.


Pads to fill the void in the landing, spotter would be nice too.

Photos of E-Z Cheese Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: big move to the crimp
big move to the crimp
Rock Climbing Photo:
Rock Climbing Photo: adam wilcox doing some really cool toe hook beta
adam wilcox doing some really cool toe hook beta
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo of E-Z Cheese V2
Photo of E-Z Cheese V2
Rock Climbing Photo: last move to the top with a cool feet cut :) love ...
last move to the top with a cool feet cut :) love ...

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By Jesse Coburn
From: Manchester, NH
Feb 27, 2008

So i was given some toe-hook beta and its goes easier...ish still v2
By BDalhaus
From: Manchester, NH
Apr 2, 2008
rating: V2 5+

Alternate beta - From the jug, go left hand to the triangular pinch, heel hook the jug with your right foot, grab a crimp with your right hand, then bump to the lip out right. There is a crack/jug back from the lip out left to help with the topout.
By Seth Cohen
From: Sheffield, MA
Aug 16, 2010

The toe-hook beta is awesome. Start on the jug, then gaston the left-hand side-pull. With your right foot, toe hook the jug's right side. As you lean left, both the toe hook and the gaston get much better, so don't give up until it sticks! From there, easily stand up on your left foot to the triangle pinch and top out. Smooth.
By J Meagher
Apr 8, 2013
rating: V2+ 5+

Incredibly fun for such a short climb! Start with both hands at the sidepull, then hit the gaston, match, and layback into it. Pop to the sloping top with your left hand, toe hook the start hold, and make a big move to the triangular crimp with your right hand. The topout is super cool. Descend by shimmying down the crevice between the boulders.
By Michael Plesser
Apr 21, 2013

My less than elegant climb. Note the strangely uncommon left exit. Why does everyone go out right?
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 7, 2013

The variation out to the left using the gaston and a dyno is sweet! Does it have a name and/or section here?
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
May 22, 2014

MAN. I've been thinking I've climbed E-Z cheese for YEARS now, only to discover that All I've ever done are variations on Swiss Cheese (many of them). Never knew that E-Z Cheese is a true eliminate (huuuuge logical left gaston is off).
By BDalhaus
From: Manchester, NH
May 22, 2014
rating: V2 5+

When going straight up, there's no logical reason to touch the gaston. :)
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
May 27, 2014

Well I suppose it depends on what you consider "straight up."

I've always gone: into the the gaston with both hands, up right to the triangle pinch, toe hook the big starting hold, and then left to the lip - which I guess is swiss cheese.
By Lanky
From: Tired
May 27, 2014

Straight up, as commonly used, means not going left. :)

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