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Saigon 

Hueco: V5-6 Font: 6C+

   
Type:  Boulder, 22'
Consensus:  Hueco: V6 Font: 7A [details]
FA: Tommy Klinefelter
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Submitted By: Alex Shainman on Sep 7, 2007

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Trying Saigon

Description 

This awesome singular prow problem on perfect rock is a 3 move wonder in between easier sections, but man, those are 3 killer moves.

Teasingly easy entry moves lead to two height-dependent crux sequences. For most taller people like myself, its a wild lean out right with the right hand to a sloper-type thingy utilizing a left heel hook. A left hand power up to a bulbous crimp sets you up for the big, flying move to a killer jug! Match and crank off a few knobs and small but positive plates up off the deck, to the blunt top out.

Other people may have to match hands on the bulbous crimp (YIKES!!) and continue.

IMO this is a height-dependent rating...

This boulder problem is sooo good, it got me psyched to get my pads out of storage!!

Protection 

crash pads and spotters till you get it wired


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Saigon
Saigon
Wills on Saigon
Wills on Saigon
Just after the crux
Just after the crux
Saigon
Saigon
This is definitely height dependent and is more li...
This is definitely height dependent and is more li...
EE not making the match
EE not making the match
Aaron Brillhart on Saigon
Aaron Brillhart on Saigon
Saigon
Saigon

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By AWinters
Administrator
From: NH
Mar 3, 2008
rating: V5-6 6C+

I agree that this rating is height-dependent. matching on that sloping bulb/crimp is heinous..
By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 31, 2008
rating: V5-6 6C+

That jug is sharp as hell.

The topout is a lot of fun too-- the holds are good, but you do gain some altitude up there.
By Tim Steele
From: Bishop, CA.
Feb 8, 2011

FA was Tommy Klinefelter
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierras
Jan 24, 2013

By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V6 7A

If you're under about 5'6" this is legitimately V6.

Super good climbing.
By ebanich
Jan 24, 2015
rating: V6 7A

I would say its V6 for medium heights people, V5 for lengthy folks and V7 for those under 5'5. I am 5'9" +1 ape and it felt V6.