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Original Grapple 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V4- Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jul 24, 2001

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Up the left trail at the base of the Second Flatiron is the BBC boulder. It's about thirty yards up the trail on the right, is a huge rock, and has massive rectangular block resting over it. On the south side is an overhanging jug system with an easy top out. The problem starts low on the right on an obvious jug and goes over the top. Overall, it is a decent problem where the crux may be keeping your butt off a rock right beneath it. I recommend it for beginners and intermediate climbers alike.

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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 28, 2001

It's nice to have a good spotter ready to catch you on this one. It'd be a nasty tumble to fall down into the hole below the starting holds.

And I agree- the crux is keeping your butt from hitting the ground.
By Chip Phillips
From: Broomfield, CO
Jul 29, 2002

This problem is not "aka Ned's World Famous V4" ... anyway, it's a blast for the grade and deserves 3 stars.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 29, 2002

I don't get it. This problem is at most v2. Is it because of the landing that 2 extra grades of difficulty have been tacked on?
By Blake Treadway
Nov 24, 2002

They don't call this boulder the BBC for nothing. I think the crux on this one are the crimps before the jug at [the] top. It's funny how the anonymous cowards love to downgrade everything. Here's a tip climb for fun.
By Steve Woods
Nov 9, 2003

I think this is too easy for V4. The V1 on the A7 boulder is way harder. (It's plenty fun though.)
By Anonymous Coward
Apr 18, 2005

Probably V3.
By logan johnson
From: West Copper, Co
Sep 2, 2006

The grade is all about the start, the V4 starts way down in the hole on the kind of pedestal-thingy below the good jugs. Solid 4 at most areas or hard 3 at Flagstaff.
By Andrew Vojslavek
Apr 11, 2007

BS, that low start has to be a V6, and that is at the low end....
By UFOTOFU
Jun 10, 2010

Super fun problem. The hardest part is def the cross while holding the crimps and keeping your butt off the rock while doing it. I give it V4.
By Chris Plesko
From: Westminster, CO
Jul 29, 2011
rating: V4- 6B

I wonder about the big disparity in grading this thing. My (worthless) opinion? If you have the core to hold your ass off the rock, then the holds are all pretty good. If climbing roofs is foreign to you (that was me), then it's going to take some work to climb this thing. I'd say it was easy V4 for me, but who cares, it's fun to climb. Now that I can do it, I'd totally put it in a circuit, because it's enjoyable, just like A7-V1.
By ladyboner4climbing
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 20, 2011

This is like "the ladder" of the Lower Satellites.... Something you just have to run laps on, bc it's so freakin' fun :D As far as the grading, I think we can all agree it's like a exponentially soft V4, so like V0 maybe V beginner? Of course it took me like a few sessions to get it.... Sooooo totally solid on the Vbeginnermynoseiscoveredinsnot grade. .... >> What is up with the grading munching!?! GAG!!