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Power & Technique 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 20'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: BDalhaus on Apr 18, 2008

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Description 

An odd, yet fun climb that takes a little power and, you guessed it, technique a la footwork. Then again, if you're tall, it will probably seem easier. Sit start with both hands matched in the chalked up crack in the middle of the face. Pull off the ground and gaston your left hand in another crack. Move your feet around, then make a big move, left hand again, to a crimp above your head (crux). Once you have the crimp, you can either continue straight up over the bulge on jugs, or traverse into the finishing crack on the Standard Route.


Location 

Yosemite Boulder (El Cap). This problem starts on the face left of the arete facing the trail to Devil's Den. Downclimb through the large chimney system.


Protection 

Pads & spotters



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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 4, 2010

I wanted to do this route today but there is a foot tall stump at the start of it that seems to be in the way and a fall hazard. Next time I will bring a saw and cut it out and then do the route.

By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Manchester, NH
Aug 5, 2010

That stump was a living tree until climbers killed it. I don't remember the tree ever being in the way, but feel free to remove the remains. If you want a fall hazard, check out The Very Bad Idea.

By john strand
From: southern colo
Aug 10, 2010

If you really want a hazard- come out to the South Platte and try "pine tree enema" A NICE 5.10

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 24, 2012

The stump is gone as of today.

By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Oct 25, 2012
rating: V4 6B

Huh. Was there last week. I won't miss it.