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Ascent Notes for: Galactic HitchHiker - 5.11a Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50/5

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  Difficulty 5.11a A1
  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: stevecurtis on 2011-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars with clint

This is an odd route. The first bit is typical run out apron climbing--up to the oasis. above the oasis is a short bolt ladder--5.9. A traverse left leads to 5 or six pitches of run-out climbing. One or two of these approach serious. The next 5 or so pitches are more bolt ladder up difficult slab. After this, several "pitches" of class 4 hiking up to the headwall. We arrived at the headwall at about 5 pm, not certain where to go. One must traverse a steep slab to pick up the last few pitches. We hiked back down the class 4, and hiked out a gully--full of broken glass. Found an old booze bottle from 80 years prior.

Added: 2012-01-12

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: snowey on 2008-06-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars awesome route

Great route!
Did this with scotty in 20 pitches and ~12 hours while pulling on bolts up higher to move faster. 5.10 A0!!
For an updated topo and TR go here:

Make sure you hitchhike back down to the valley, best descent in yosemite!

Added: 2008-06-20

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: brutusofwyde on 2001-08-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Hauled up this route by Karl Baba in 8 hours, tying the record for the fastest ascent of the route to date.

Added: 2001-08-14

Red Point Red Point ascent by: karlbaba on 2001-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I like this route so much, this was my forth trip up it. I also did the 2nd and 3rd ascents.<a href=""><b>read the trip report.</b></a>

Added: 2001-07-15

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