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Worst Idea Of The Century Crack 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Andy Patterson, March 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Mar 6, 2012

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Lots of this.


For those of you who A) are bored, B) nursing a grudge against Tom Randall and Peter Whittaker, or C) like crack climbing, then this (ahem) gem is for you!

Part of an "offwidth-roof circuit" at Lizard's Mouth (email me if you are interested), this line suffers through a roof-crack created by two boulders, a la Vedauwoo. Fairly painful, and definitely worth a roll of tape.

I didn't feel right about giving any stars to this problem, but I had a great time thrutching. You decide.


Downhill and to the left of Meilee. Start at the mouth of the dark, dank, and dirty cave. Jam hands, commence suffering.


Definitely a pad or two. Your body hangs upside down most of the time, and there's a head-bashing rock right at the crux.

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By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Mar 6, 2012

Rad. You know, there is plenty more where this came from. How much tape ya got?
By Brian S
May 4, 2012

Cheese and Crackers!

Can you climb the opposite direction? Thus creating the worster idea of the century.
By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 5, 2012

You could, Brian, you could. The suck-factor would no doubt increase exponentially.

Get after it!
By Jon Hartmann
From: Ojai, CA
Jan 19, 2013

By andy patterson
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 4, 2013

Conrats, Jon!

You officially have the 2nd Ascent of this "gem". I honestly never thought ANYONE would go do it after me. But, you gotta admit, it's kind of a lot of climbing for one little problem.
By Kelly Lindsay
Aug 7, 2013

Such a cool find Andy! I checked it out this weekend with the Ojai crew. Next time I go up there I am going to try it.
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