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French Press 

French Press 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Tim Medina
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Sep 26, 2009

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A very unique problem with impeccable rock. Mount the scoop and slab it out to the top. Climbs more like a sandstone problem, on slicker rock, of course. Classic.


The obvious beautiful scoop in the Misery Cave.



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the start of French Press
the start of French Press
Nearing the top of French Press, V6
Nearing the top of French Press, V6
Lauren on French Press
Lauren on French Press
Lauren pressing down on French Press
Lauren pressing down on French Press

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By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
May 29, 2012

By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V5 6C

All. Time. Classic.

But.... one comment....

If you start from a pile of stacked pads, you kinda need to not count the send as the press really is part of the crux.

If you can climb V5, and you're at the Sads, there is absolutely no excuse for not trying this one.
By Daniel Winsor
Nov 21, 2014
rating: V6 7A

Unless you have abnormally high foot-confidence, or use more than one pad to start off with, this feels like V6. It seems like the taller you are, the easier the "press" is and the fewer intermediate moves you have to do on those... "holds". It's amazing this wall goes at a V6. Super fun.
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