Category Archives: Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks

Made the long journey down to Texas to boulder at Hueco Tanks a couple weeks ago.  The trip was hampered due to a very unfortunate ankle break in the group, but I still managed to take some photos:

Ho - Power of Silence V10

Ho – Power of Silence V10

Ho - Power of Silence V10

Ho – Power of Silence V10

SHo - Nobody Here Gets Out Alive V2

SHo – Nobody Here Gets Out Alive V2

SHo - Nobody Here Gets Out Alive V2

SHo – Nobody Here Gets Out Alive V2

EC -  See Spot Run V6 (photo by SHo)

EC – See Spot Run V6 (photo by SHo)

Ho - Dark Age V11

Ho – Dark Age V11

EC - Ghetto Simulator V2 (photo by SHo)

EC – Ghetto Simulator V2 (photo by SHo)

EC - Ghetto Simulator V2 (photo by SHo)

EC – Ghetto Simulator V2 (photo by SHo)

Leslie - Ostracizer V3

Leslie – Ostracizer V3

EC - Hector in a Blender V6/7 (photo by Ho)

EC – Hector in a Blender V6/7 (photo by Ho)

EC - Hector in a Blender V6/7 (photo by Ho)

EC – Hector in a Blender V6/7 (photo by Ho)

SHo - Brutus V5 (photo by Ho)

SHo – Brutus V5 (photo by Ho)

Ho - Full Service V10

Ho – Full Service V10

Ho - Full Service V10

Ho – Full Service V10

Ho - Dragonfly V5

Ho – Dragonfly V5

Ho - Dragonfly V5

Ho – Dragonfly V5

SHo - Dragonfly V5

SHo – Dragonfly V5

Leslie - Bawl and Chain V0

Leslie – Bawl and Chain V0

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-EC

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Hueco/J Tree Vids

I finally got around to editing a couple short videos from my February road trip to Hueco.  I spent most of the trip in Hueco, but I also stopped at Joshua Tree on the way back.  Unfortunately I didn’t take too much video in Hueco, but I did manage to get a couple of easy classics on film.  The first problem in the Hueco vid is supposed to be the best V2 in world, Nobody Here Gets Out Alive.  It was a really good problem, but I wouldn’t say it’s best V2 in the world.  The second is Orifice Affair, another classic climb on the namesake huecos.  I really hope people don’t overlook the easy problems at Hueco.  I did a lot more memorable easy problems than hard (for me) problems.

The problems in the Joshua Tree vid are False Blockhead SDS and the Yabo Roof.  False Blockhead SDS is a pretty cool atypical J Tree problem.  A couple big bouldery moves leads to easier climbing, very fun.  Yabo Roof is a dabby sit start that leads to the purest mantle I’ve ever done.  I was pretty psyched to learn how to do that kind of mantle.  Enjoy!

-EC