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Pound Crack 

Hueco: V1 Font: 5

Type:  Boulder, 18'
Consensus:  Hueco: V1 Font: 5 [details]
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Submitted By: Ladd on Jun 3, 2008

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Ladd Raine starting Pound Crack.


Don't let its height deter you from this one, it is as enjoyable, safe and wonderful to climb as it looks. Start on the obvious holds in the crack, use the block for feet and motor through the low crux to the jug, and a few hand jams later you'll be wishing that it went on for 100+ more feet and you had a rope on.


Obvious crack in front of you as soon as you cross the stone wall.


Pads, Spotter (its is kinda high)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Muel taking in this wonderful problem
Muel taking in this wonderful problem
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I'm such a good spotter, I should pat myself on th...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the finish.
Nearing the finish.
Rock Climbing Photo: Now those are jamming fingers!
Now those are jamming fingers!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pound Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Pound Crack.

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By GarrettM
From: bedford, nh
Nov 5, 2008

fun but scary if you're the least bit uncomfortable with highballs
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 14, 2009

i would just like to add that in speaking from experience you dont want to blow the top moves of this problem... it hurts, but get on this and have fun...
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Mar 15, 2009

ive never seen this! this looks SICK! i need to get on this soon :)
By chris21
Apr 27, 2009
rating: V0+ 4+

I'm pretty sure Ward Smith's Rumney guidebook calls this a V0 if you use the boulder to the left, and a V2 if you don't, doing it as a sit start without using the boulder to the left is fun, also there is also a V9 variation where you climb out right at the undercling.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 28, 2009

V0 is too soft V1 is more like it and the sit start is V5 the V9 route is called Hardman Dentist and starts with the crack and breaks right below the bulge...
By Patrick Feeney
From: hartland vt
Jun 8, 2010

would you say this is a good route to practice nut placement?
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Jun 8, 2010

The crack is parallel sided, so maybe nuts wouldn't be the best. That long, low angle, crack on the big boulder would be better for practicing with nuts.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jul 30, 2013

I've been trying to figure out the low start to this problem. Kemple's guidebook describes it simply as 'Start on the lowest holds without the block'. It seems like that would be a low/crouch start on the two obvious low underclings, bump left hand to the pinch and then again to the good flake of the regular start. I'm going to be honest- if that's the true start, I find it very hard to believe it is v5 unless I'm missing something with the beta/feet.

Anybody have some insight to share?? Perhaps Matt, the guru of Rumney bouldering?? :) It would be much appreciated!
By Eli Buzzell
Jul 13, 2015

This is an ultra-classic boulder problem. Get a spotter and get at it!

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