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Hueco Tanks

Interesting bouldering area for problems up to 5c, from 6a to 6c, from 7a to 7c and starting from 8a (Fontainebleau grades).
Best time(s) :
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • Sept.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Aspect(s) : All     Altitude : 1400 m
Approach between 5 and 30 min on flat ground.    Kids friendly ? area around the boulders comfortable for young kids.

Informations :

More than 1000 problems, from V0 to V15 , spread over many areas
Max Height : 14 m.
Rock : granite.    Characteristic(s) : slab Dalle, vertical Vertical, steep wall Dévers, overhang Surplomb.    Type(s) of holds : jugs, pockets / holes, crimps, slopers.
Landing quality : flat ground (1 crash pad needed).
Legendary problem(s) :
Alma Blanca V14 (F.A. Fred Nicole 2001), Esperanza V14 (F.A. Fred Nicole 2001)
  • Sarah (sit) V11/V12 2nd V11/V12 (8a/8a+)'s female boulder by Claire Murphy on 25 march 2003. Others outstandings sends : Lisa Rands (2003), Thomasina Pidgeon (2004), Ana Burgos (2004).
  • Chbalanke V11/V12 3rd V11/V12 (8a/8a+)'s female boulder by Lisa Rands on 29 march 2003. 5th V11/V12 (8a/8a+)'s female boulder sent by Liv Sansoz on 2004. Others outstandings sends : Claire Murphy (2007), Jody Hansen (2008), Angie Payne (2008), Lynn Hill (2008), Isabelle Faus (2009), Thomasina Pidgeon (2010), Ashima Shiraishi (2011), Alex Puccio (2012), Anna Stöhr (2013), Mina Leslie-Wujastyk (2014).
  • Sarah V11/V12 4th V11/V12 (8a/8a+)'s female boulder by Lisa Rands on 30 march 2003.
  • Mo mojo V11/V12 sent by Ana Burgos on feb 2005. Others outstandings sends : Katharina Saurwein (2012), Anna Stöhr (2013).
  • Rumble in the Jungle V11/12 sent by Jody Hansen on 17 feb 2008. Others outstandings sends : Thomasina Pidgeon (2009), Katharina Saurwein (2012), Anna Stöhr (2013), Melissa Le Nevé (2013), Mina Leslie-Wujastyk (2014), Juliane Wurm (2016), Michaela Kiersch (2018), Tina Johnsen Hafsaas (2019).
  • The Butterpumper V12 sent by Thomasina Pidgeon on 5 feb 2009. Others outstandings sends : Jackie Hueftle (2010), Melissa Strong (2010), Heather Johnson (2010).
  • Barefoot on Sacred Ground V12 sent by Thomasina Pidgeon on 25 jan 2010. Others outstandings sends : Portia Menlove (2011), Alex Johnson (2012), Katharina Saurwein (2012), Anna Stöhr (2013), Melissa Le Nevé (2013), Caroline Sinno (2013), Juliane Wurm (2014), Mina Leslie-Wujastyk (2014), Michaela Kiersch (2017), Nina Williams (2017), Tina Johnsen Hafsaas (2019).
  • Diaphanous sea V12 sent by Alex Johnson on 8 feb 2010. Others outstandings sends : Alex Puccio (2010), Anna Stöhr (2013), Melissa Le Nevé (2013), Lucy Humphreys (2017).
  • Tequila Sunrise V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 28 feb 2010. Others outstandings sends : Alex Johnson (2011), Anna Stöhr (2013), Melissa Le Nevé (2013), Michaela Kiersch (2018).
  • Platonique V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 18 feb 2016.
  • Full Monty V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 18 feb 2016.
  • Phantom Limb V12 sent by Juliane Wurm on 22 feb 2016. Others outstandings sends : Alex Puccio (2016), Michaela Kiersch (2018).
  • Pull the Plug V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 28 feb 2017.
  • Cuckhold V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 15 dec 2016.
  • Right Martini V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 8 dec 2016.
  • Le Retour de Goupil V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 1 dec 2017. Others outstandings sends : Michaela Kiersch (2017).
  • Brown Smurf V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 4 dec 2017.
  • Darm Room V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 14 dec 2017.
  • Mammoth Rub V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 25 feb 2019.
  • Young Blood V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 25 feb 2019.
  • The Tax Gatherer V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 24 feb 2019.
  • climb that is far right of martini cave and ends o V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 22 feb 2019.
  • New Map of Hell V12 sent by Alex Puccio on 19 feb 2019.
  • Crow of Aragorn V13 sent by Michaela Kiersch on 20 dec 2017.
  • Crown of Aragorn V13 4th V13 (8b)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 1996. Others outstandings sends : Ashima Shiraishi (2012), Alex Puccio (2016).
  • Li V13 5th V13 (8b)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 1997.
  • Terre de Sienne V13 sent by Ashima Shiraishi on 25 nov 2015. Others outstandings sends : Alex Puccio (2016), Isabelle Faus (2018).
  • Luther V13 sent by Alex Puccio on 22 feb 2017.
  • Nagual V13/14 5th V13/14(8b/8b+)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 2003. Others outstandings sends : Alex Puccio (2016).
  • Slash Face V13/14 1st V13/14(8b/8b+)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 1998. Others outstandings sends : Alex Puccio (2016).
  • Coeur de Lion V14 4th V14 (8b+)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 1998.
  • Desperanza V15 first ascent by Daniel Woods on 27 feb 2010. Firsts repeats : Chris Webb Parsons (2012), Jakob Schubert (2016).
  • Karoshi V15 first ascent by Paul Robinson on 15 dec 2018.
  • Terremer V15/16 5th V15/16 (8c/8c+)'s boulder by Fred Nicole on 1 jan 2006. Firsts repeats : Paul Robinson (2008), Daniel Woods (2010), Dan Beall (2013), Simon Parton (2015)
  • Further information(s) : Maybe "THE" boulder area of the United States, because of its beauty et because of problems number. Granite is incredible and show so many types of holds. American boulder grade system has been created here (V_). It comes from "Vern", american boulderer John Sherman nickname.
    Carreful, very restricted access. About 70 people can access (5$ a day) North mountain area.
    To be part of this first 60's, you have to phone before. Next 10 access are granted to the first arrived on the area (thoses who sleeps in the parc camping should be the first). If you're not in, you'll have to wait 10:00 in case of a reservation decline.
    Parc clses at 18:00.
    3 more areas exists (West mountain, East mountain et East Spur). You have to pay a guide, allowed to go there (20$ a day). You can meet guides in Hueco Rock Ranch or parc entrance. In a word, you have to be organised and prepare your trip to climb in Hueco !
    Restricted access.

    Locations :

    Area : United States, Texas, El Paso County, El Paso.
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