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Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V2 Font: 5+ [details]
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Submitted By: Caleb Phillips on Jan 15, 2010

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topping out on potato chips

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Overhanging and crimpy. Nothing too technical---nice and straight-forward climbing on good holds with a safe top-out and good landing.


Right of center, straight up.



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Rock Climbing Photo: SAL crimping down on Potato Chips.
SAL crimping down on Potato Chips.
Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing move on this thing
Amazing move on this thing
Rock Climbing Photo: Beth Wald Boulder North Face Topo
BETA PHOTO: Beth Wald Boulder North Face Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Potato Chips
Potato Chips
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on Potato Chips
BETA PHOTO: Unknown climber on Potato Chips
Rock Climbing Photo: Those crimps...
Those crimps...
Rock Climbing Photo: Miles on Potato Chips
Miles on Potato Chips
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool view from Potato Chips
Cool view from Potato Chips

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By Adam Love
Nov 9, 2010
rating: V2-3 5+

Thin Start, but with increasingly deeper crimps. Very finger intensive! Classic Kraft Boulders Problem. Felt harder than a V2 though... maybe V2/3?
By Erin Selvaggio
From: Sherman Oaks, CA
Nov 26, 2012

V2/V3 move off the ground but eases up right after that to slightly deeper crimpers. Fun and Short. I think V2 is a valid rating.
Mar 24, 2013

The lower you start,the harder it is. Starting with at least one hand on the good horizontal incut at about 6' is the "original" start, me thinks and puts it at about V2+

Starting with the next 2 holds down and then moving a hand to that hold makes it V3.

Starting as low as possible (still not a SDS), with your left on a pretty small hold down and left, and your right on the lowest hold on the "main line"of holds such that you now must make 2 or 3 moves to the original starting hold puts it into solid V4/V5- territory. Those things are small and painful. All the holds are now quite polished, so extra crimping power is needed to make up for loss of friction.

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