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Chube, The 

The Chube 

Hueco: V2 Font: 5+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V1-2 Font: 5 [details]
FA: Russ Walling and Jerry Moffat, 1980's
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Submitted By: Mike Hack on Mar 14, 2004

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dusk at the chube


If Gunsmoke is too crowded, play on this for awhile. Located about 50 yards to the left of Gunsmoke as you face it (NE I think); path leads the way.

Nice right slanting finger crack ends a boulderer's throw from the top. Have a good spotter just in case. If you top out, they can move the pad to the back for the jump-off . . .


Boulder pad and a good spotter.

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The crux of the chube. <br /> <br />(Jackie Trejo)
The crux of the chube.

(Jackie Trejo)
Renan on "The Chube". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Renan on "The Chube".
Photo by Blitzo.
Photograhper:  Linda Piatt
Photograhper: Linda Piatt
Setting up for the last move on The Chube (Natalie Duran)
Setting up for the last move on The Chube (Natalie...
Sticking the hard throw
Sticking the hard throw
El Chube
El Chube
Cedar on "The Chube". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Cedar on "The Chube".
Photo by Blitzo.
Octane gettin ready to smack that lip
Octane gettin ready to smack that lip
DK pushing out the mantel.
DK pushing out the mantel.
Sarvs on The Chube.
Sarvs on The Chube.
The Chube Topo
BETA PHOTO: The Chube Topo
Sticking the sloper!
Sticking the sloper!
Lacing up for The Chube...
Lacing up for The Chube...
chube grom
chube grom
Reaching for the sloping lip of The Chube (V0+), Joshua Tree NP
Reaching for the sloping lip of The Chube (V0+), J...
Working the chube V2 with a sketchy top out
Working the chube V2 with a sketchy top out
The Chube
The Chube
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By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Jan 19, 2005

A good problem with a delicate mantel. I am not sure you need to tape up like the guys in the photo did though.

By Steven Powers
May 25, 2005

this is a great boulder problem, but i have always disagreed with the v2 rating. i am certain this problem is more on par with j-tree 5.10 not mid 11.

By Obi
From: Portland, OR
Oct 2, 2006

A nice problem where the holds become smaller and smaller as you go. Felt the mantel wasn't too bad - just mentally commiting.

By Russ Walling
Nov 10, 2006
rating: V0 4

On the FA, the crux was a grain battle on the summit. A fall in to the yucca/nolina/pointy thing at the base would have been a problem. Before the V grades, we thought this was about 5.10. Walling and Moffat on the FA, early 80's. Named after the "Tube" also known as the London Underground Railway. Moffat and that funny accent always pronounced it "chube" instead of the American version, "toob".

By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 14, 2007
rating: V0-1 4+

No need to jump off for the descent. You can downclimb low angle friction (5.7 ish) almost directly opposite the problem on a blunt arete type feature that leads down to an adjacent small boulder about 6' off the ground. The downclimb is worn and pretty obvious.

By C Miller
Dec 4, 2009
rating: V0+ 4+

The Chube on Youtube -

By Pat C
From: Honolulu
Mar 15, 2010
rating: V0-1 4+

This thing is not V2. V2 is the fry problem Fry problem . . So ya.

By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
Dec 15, 2010

Someone cut out the yucca at the base. Pussies.

By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 16, 2012

By Andy Liu
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 27, 2012

By Norville Rogers
From: ct
Feb 16, 2014

fuck this problem.