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Task Force 

Task Force 

Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V7 Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Tyler Thurmes
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: tyler thurmes on Jul 19, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: the general line


sit start matched on the obvious rail. move up and right to gain the underclings then top out out right.


the overhung face just to the right of "a romance with the woman of your dreams"


a few pads

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Tyler established on the under clings.
Tyler established on the under clings.
Tyler going for the top out
Tyler going for the top out

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By Peter Dodge
From: Duluth, MN
Jul 22, 2012

Good work!

I always dreamed about this problem, but a HUGE boulder used to make it completely unclimbable. However, during the crazy Duluth flooding, the boulder somehow either exploded or made its way to Superior.

I remember the sit start being super crazy sharp and hard.

Just an FYI, the section labeled the Sanctuary here is not the "actual" sanctuary. The Confederate Wall and the Rock Bridge make up the "real" Sanctuary. The others boulders are on the next river over. Cleaning this up online will help avoid confusion.
From: Duluth Mn
Jul 27, 2012

I will work on cleaning this page up. Been meaning to do it for a couple years. Nice work Tyler
From: Duluth Mn
Aug 5, 2012

Did you guys try finishing straight up the face at all instead of exiting to the right? I think it might add a grade or two.
By Oklobzija
Aug 7, 2012

I looked at the line going direct but it seemed to be really contrived.. I think the only true "line" left to climb would be climbing out the prow then finishing on the highball chose finish..
From: Duluth Mn
Aug 15, 2012

I worked the direct finish yesterday and it didnt seem too contrived. Found a cool knee bar that helped quite a bit.
By tyler thurmes
From: Stillwater, Minnesota
Aug 17, 2012

The foothold has broken...
From: Duluth Mn
Aug 18, 2012

NOOOOOOO! I was so close.
By mathew sahli
Jan 3, 2013

It is worth mentioning that this problem is very doable without that foothold. ;)
By Oklobzija
Jan 4, 2013

What is your method?
By mathew sahli
Jan 4, 2013

Little little footholds to the right, then when u get to the burly left crimp, bump up with the right. When u hit the left ledge, just let the left foot go off tje start hold otherwise it will pop off. Then with a strong left lock move the right up. Then u are home
By mathew sahli
Jan 4, 2013

It is worth noting that without Tyler's foresight, i wouldn't have tried this route more than 50 times
By tyler thurmes
From: Stillwater, Minnesota
Aug 13, 2013

Repeated this after the break a couple weekends ago with almost the same method as before. Makes getting the vertical rail a bit harder as well as getting the feet out right.
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