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Riverside Arete 

Hueco: V3 Font: 6A

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V3 Font: 6A [details]
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Submitted By: Emerson Takahashi on Aug 11, 2011

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A study in balance.

Description 

This thing is a monster of a problem. Climb the very slopey arete using some of that LCC slab tech. The crux comes right after getting over "the drip" when trying to get a high foot. The rock is perfect, probably best climbing in the cooler months of fall/winter.
VERY FUN PROBLEM

Location 

Located at the south-western corner of the boulder next to all the slab problems. Start matched on the huge "drip" about 5 feet up and climb the arete.
Downclimb the tree with all the bark stripped off.

Protection 

a few pads, a fall from the top will easily make you bottom out if you only have one pad under you. Attentive spotter too, although the falls are pretty straight forward.


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finding some great friction early spring
finding some great friction early spring

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By Nat Smale
Sep 13, 2014

A nice variation (a different problem really), is to climb the arete on the right side. About V5, and a bit insecure high up.