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King for a Day 

King for a Day 

Hueco: V6 Font: 7A

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V6+ Font: 7A [details]
FA: some visionary (Eric Whitbeck)
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Aug 4, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: King for a Day: starts on the lowest feature with ...


Start sitting at the bottom of an overhung vertical rail/dihedral and move upwards on the sloping rail using lots of body tension. Transfer right to a second rail as the holds get bigger and the moves get longer. Top out right of the big water spout.


Located on the right side of the uphill face of the KFAD boulder. You'll notice it.


Several pads, watch the rock that effects falls near the top-out.

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A little perspective on how steep KFAD and its neighbors are - the little boulder in the sun is the one you don't want to wreck on topping out KFAD.
BETA PHOTO: A little perspective on how steep KFAD and its nei...
Ian getting ready to enter the crux moving right to the next rail on King For A Day.
Ian getting ready to enter the crux moving right t...

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By Williampenner
From: The 505
Aug 4, 2008

FA Eric Whitbeck. He would be amused to be called some visionary. Really just stubborn with a capacity for suffering.

A fun problem for sure.
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Aug 14, 2008
rating: V7 7A+

Com'on Bill you've seen Eric's new climbing glasses, he is definatly a visionary. This thing is harder than many of the V7's at Hueco and all the V6's I've done with the exception of Lft El Murray. Sometimes though it just works and feels easy but it is very tough to do on command.
By Williampenner
From: The 505
Aug 14, 2008

He is switching careers to be an architect. Architects always have great glasses.
By LeeAB
From: ABQ, NM
Aug 15, 2008
rating: V7 7A+

I'm just saying, with glasses like those he must be able to see things we mere mortals can not. Say perhapse a great line or a sequence that makes something work, possibly just x-ray vision, now that is a scary thought.
By Eric Whitbeck
Jan 27, 2011

I checked the old topo and the original grade was v4, but who knows it could be just my glasses. Maybe I need to trade them in for bifocals.