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Willow's Wart 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

   
Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jul 27, 2001

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This is some beta for willow's. Hope it helps.

Description 

Willow is a terrific Morrison traverse with classic moves. Virtually anyone who has been to the Lobby has tried this one. The route is a little too long to describe in detail, but essentially begin on the right side of the Lobby matched on a long diagonal hold a few feet above the ground. Traverse left about 5 yards, move slightly up to a small crimp match in a crack, and pop to the top jug. Stellar moves on overhung rock ultilize horns, crimps, and desperate slopers with intricate body positioning. There are a few secrets to uncracking this one, however, ultimately everyone seems to find his/her own beta. I remember trying this problem six years ago, when I could only pull a couple moves at a time. After growing stronger and wiring the moves, Willow serves as an excellent warmup for Morrison's less delicate and more strenuous problems.


Protection 

Perhaps place a pad in the corner, a few feet left of the starting holds.



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By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 6, 2001

The two times I visited Morrison it was pretty empty, so I didn't get much of a taste for the "scene" if you will. I was impressed by the length of the wall. It's not just concentrated in a one hundred foot band like I am used to at home. The long traverses in the cave parts are pretty damn neat. Definitely bring a crash pad for these, as the headspace is so short at times that spotting is difficult. Bring two or more pads to do long traverses.

By Anonymous Coward
Dec 7, 2001

Willow's Wart