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Welcome Crack 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: BrianWinslow on Apr 24, 2007

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Welcome Crack

Description 

Starts in a scooping dihedral and makes a few akward moves up, then traverse left on the crack to the jugs. The crux is getting around the arete. After you reach the jugs shake out, chalk up and climb up. It's easy but high.

Location 

Just after you cross the bridge leaving the parking lot, take the trail on your right. Take about 10 steps and look to the left, you can't miss it.

Protection 

Pads, spotters and words of encouragement for the top out


Photos of Welcome Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Ladd on the Welcome Boulder
Ladd on the Welcome Boulder
Me starting the Welcome Crack (back when I had no hair.)  Photo by Bryce Dalhaus
Me starting the Welcome Crack (back when I had no ...
Mike topping out the Welcome Crack.  It's secure but scary up there.  Photo by Bryce Dalhaus
Mike topping out the Welcome Crack. It's secure b...

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By Eric8
From: Framingham
Apr 22, 2013

I know this gets a lot of stars in the guidebook. I just think there are a lot of much better problems at pway. The crux isn't really that fun, awkward left hand stab around a corner and the rock is pretty poor by pway standards. It is tall and aesthetic but that isn't enough for me.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jul 25, 2013
rating: V4 6B

Well, there are definitely better problems at Pawtuckaway. But, I think this climb is quite good. Aesthetic and just tall enough to keep it exciting!
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 23, 2014

I have heard of a direct start to this and it looks like Ladd is climbing it in the photo, anyone have any info on it?
By Alec Woolley
From: Bartlett, NH
Mar 24, 2014

There is a direct start. Stand start the arete with right hand on a sidepull crimp. It's more difficult and not as fun as the normal line but still worth a try.