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Backside of Upper Mound/ Wounded Knee area (Northern cluster of boulders)
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Pizza Crack 
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Pizza Crack 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V1-2 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Dave Wachter on Feb 28, 2009

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Setting up for the dynamic move to the notch.

Description 

Work up into the right-facing finger crack (lay back to the left), then bust a big move to the upper notch. Careful not to leave a finger behind if you fall!

Location 

Just right of Driftwood, on the alcove podium above (south of) wounded knee boulder.

Protection 

Pad, spotter.


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By RiggerMortis
From: Albuquerque New Mexico
Mar 5, 2009
rating: V1+ 5 X

Not that hard to do, but the exposure is terrifying:) If you don't stick that last jam it could be a really ugly get-off. That said, bring a lot of nerve, and hit it quick. Staring at the crux from halfway will burn your forearms and sap your courage. Bring a pad, a good spotter and just SEND. The less time you spend, the easier it is. Good luck, my friends...
By Dave Wachter
Apr 14, 2009

Not sure about the "X" grade, unless you've got hemophelia or osteogenesis imprefecta. I suppose I could imagine some tweaked fingers, but that hardly makes for an "X"rating.
By Lisa Cecchini
Jun 24, 2010

Great climb, super easy but its a little heady. It will get your heart pumping just the way we climbers like it.
By Matt St. Peter
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 11, 2012
rating: V2 5+

Got on it today. The only scary thing was how cold my fingers and toes were. Maybe that helped with the friction? Fun fun fun. Threw a hand jam in at the top to boot.