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The Pond Cave Traverse 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
FA: Ed Sewall, mid '80s
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Submitted By: tscupp on Jul 20, 2010

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Description 

V4 might be the best grade to climb at Lincoln Woods and this one is a contender for the top. Start at the base of the crack in the center of the cave following the crack up and right. Top out when the jugs end when the crack turns the arete.

The crux comes in the first few moves and with the option of using feet on the opposing wall to make the climb easier (probably v3+/v4-). This option may seem contrived but the cruxes climb differently with one being more subtle and core dependent while the other forces longer moves between the better holds.


Location 

center of the cave, the heavily chalked right trending crack.


Protection 

Multiple pads and spotter are best but the hardest moves are right near the beginning with an easy but not necessarily obvious top out.



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By S. Neoh
Jul 28, 2010
rating: V3-4 6A+

Ah, yes, I remmeber this one as being quite good. Ending is a little spicy. Did it the same day Zeb sent Who Needs Heuco back when he was a young pup! :)

By Grodzki
From: Boston, MA
Nov 25, 2010
rating: V4 6B

Solid route, definitely a woods classic. Watch out for a water filled jug at the top out.

By M Sprague
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From: New England
Jan 19, 2012
rating: V4 6B

FA - Ed Sewall, mid '80s

By ckersch
May 8, 2013
rating: V4 6B

Felt like the sharp jugs took away from what would otherwise be an excellent climb.