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Hueco: V9 Font: 7C

Type:  Boulder, 16'
Consensus:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Paul Robinson, 02-20-2008
Season: winter
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Submitted By: Jay Samuelson on Feb 7, 2010

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Paul Robinson on the first ascent. Photo: Andy Ma...

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  • Description 

    Resonated starts low on the left side of the boulder and moves right and up the arete. Good mix of crimps, slopers, dynamic movement and control. Definitely has a crux move, but is pretty sustained to the top.


    Located on the Water Rock, start low on the south-west face and move across a few holds to the right before heading up the arete.


    Some pads and a spotter.

    Photos of Resonated Slideshow Add Photo
    Trying to get Resonated.
    Trying to get Resonated.
    Katie showing us some insane short person beta!
    Katie showing us some insane short person beta!
    Trying to put away Resonated before the water rise...
    Trying to put away Resonated before the water rise...
    BETA PHOTO: Resonated.
    Resonated, 10/14.
    Resonated, 10/14.
    First session working Resonated.
    First session working Resonated.
    Jesse working the lower section of Resonated.
    Jesse working the lower section of Resonated.
    Does it Resonate?
    Does it Resonate?

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    By Andrew Mann
    From: Boulder, CO
    Feb 8, 2010

    Great problem! However, it was named, "Resonated." FA: Paul Robinson 2/20/08 dropkneeclimbing.blogspot.com/...
    By Jay Samuelson
    From: Denver CO
    Feb 8, 2010

    Thanks, Andrew! I tried to find the correct info and failed, so I thought the next best thing was to post what little info I was given and hope someone would correct me. Thanks for setting me straight. Great problem indeed!
    By Luke Childers
    Feb 18, 2010
    rating: V9 7C

    Hard line.. tried it years ago for a few weeks and could not come up with a send. Powerful and beta intensive this is probably one of the better lines for its grade found down in the canyon. Hope to send one day!!!
    By Lubar
    Apr 1, 2010

    Is this still climbable, or is there too much water?
    By Jay Samuelson
    From: Denver CO
    Apr 11, 2010

    Hey Matt, this is still climbable as of 04/10. Someone has built a landing to stack your pads on... seems as if there might be another few weeks to work this thing but not much more than that.
    By Stephen Nance
    From: Boulder, CO
    Feb 16, 2013
    rating: V9- 7C

    This thing broke recently.... The bottom crimp around the arete is much larger now than a month or two ago. You can see a large scar where the rock has pulled off. I think it may be easier now... but not for sure. You can match the lower bigger crimp now and skip the compression move all together, but it is still difficult. The beta now is not using the ultra small crimp above the now larger crimp around the arete. Just stay with the lower big crimp now, and go for it.... I don't know if it deserves a downgrade, more just an informational post that it has in fact broken....
    From: Boulder, Colorado
    Nov 3, 2014
    rating: V8-9 7B+

    Can anyone speak to the quality of the crimp before it broke? Still felt soft for V9 whatever the quality of the right hand. I felt I was using my hips and a really high foot more than finger strength for the bump move. Maybe for a shorter person being able to match the low crimp makes the climb more approachable.
    The problem is awesome, awesome, awesome. Do this boulder.
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