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Pink Bug 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Dane Scott
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Submitted By: Tyler Logan on Mar 14, 2008

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Starting out on Pink Bug, V6+

Description 

Rating of "V7" is an estimate. This is an extremely thin (read: blank) boulder problem that requires skills and strength of a different sort than those en vogue these days. Rather than fret over the grade, have fun seeing how far you can inch your mass up this steep, smooth, beautiful slab of perfect sunset-toned Rubidoux granite. The landing is poor, although this could be remedied with creative configuration of crash pads.

Location 

Right and around the corner from "Black Gnat"

Protection 

crash pad


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"Pink Bug" follows the right profile of this boulder. While footholds exist at the start, there is not much for the hands. A nice piece of stone that has yet to be tagged and destroyed by paint (knock on granite).
"Pink Bug" follows the right profile of this bould...
Making the crux reach up to better holds on Pink Bug, V7
Making the crux reach up to better holds on Pink B...

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By mark maynard
Sep 19, 2009

worked this problem out with help from kelly penix in the early 90's, one of the hardest lines ive ever sent. at that time rob muir believed only a handful had ever sent this
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Dec 9, 2010
rating: V5 6C

Pink Bug exits to the left at the top. Stink Bug exits to the right. Both are V5.
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By Darrell Hensel
Dec 9, 2010

FA: Dane Scott, aka, "The Gun".

Snake.
By Euan Cameron
Administrator
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Feb 13, 2011
rating: V7 7A+

I'm not sure you can really distinguish between the two exits, since they more or less share holds. Either way, it is a good problem and I thought it was hard for V6.
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Dec 3, 2012
rating: V5 6C

If you think this is harder than V5, You do not know how to climb or rate slab problems.
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Dec 26, 2013
rating: V5 6C

Just did this problem again on 12/25. Temps in the mid 70's. Took me about 20 tries. Left foot in the orange dish and launch for the slopey top.
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Dec 30, 2013
rating: V5 6C

I see your problem Juan. You are too far to the right. Paste the left foot in the orange dish and launch for the slopey top with the left hand. Bring the right hand up to the slopey top and thrutch to the top.