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Alex Puccio's First Ascent of Mammoth Rub, V12/8A+ in Hueco Tanks, TX.

FrictionLabs Pro Alex Puccio had a mega trip to Hueco recently, taking down classic after classic only to add her own!

Adventureland features amazing polished stone of the highest Hueco quality dubbed "mammoth rub." As the theory goes, large mammals like mammoth and cattle (in more recent years) used ground level access to scratch their backs on certain boulders.

The wear down of the rock from years of this scratching created a beautiful solid polish—Inspiring not only Alex to name her new line Mammoth Rub, but master climbing hold shaper Ty Foose to create an entire dual-tex line of the same name.

Mammoth Rub, V12 adds a few hard power/tech moves into an existing V4 mantle stand start. After suggesting this lower link, watching Alex and Matt put together the final sequence was pure inspo!

Next time you're in Hueco ask your guide or a local about the story behind "the rubs." 🤓

With bonus footy of the 2nd Ascent by FrictionLabs Pro Matt Fultz!

Video and Edit: Paul Dusatko @pdrizzll

Music: In My Thoughts by _91ultra (ES)

Alex's go-to FrictionLabs Blend? Bam Bam (super chunky)

‍#chalkupless #climbmore #frictionlabs

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