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Kauk Slab 

Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V7-8 Font: 7B [details]
FA: Ron Kauk
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Submitted By: Will S on Oct 24, 2011

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Description 

A perfectly cleaved smooth friction face with visible starting feet and then a few bare hints of something you might call edges or holds. It is significantly harder than Blue or Red Suede shoes. Extremely temp dependent, with paper thin edges in a couple of spots. If you can send this one, you'll likely do well on Kumba - the other notable hard slab on the Camp 4 Circuit.

Location 

This is basically right next to Ament Arete. If you're walking down the old paved trail through the circuit coming from the Wine Boulder area, it's facing you, right next to the trail, a smooth tan colored face. Just to the right is a split in the boulder that provides a low angle 8' handcrack.

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By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Oct 24, 2011

I've seen this as rated V8. Felt closer to V6 to me.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 27, 2011

There is video floating around somewhere of Kauk just walking this thing. Might have been in that one with all the bad music and 75% scenery shots and 25% climbing (edit: Ascending Rhythm?)
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 23, 2011

Beth Rodden sending: