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Hordes of Horizontals - 5.10b

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
two bolts, sm nuts, tcu's, single set of camalots to #3
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Walk uphill to the west side of Hackberry Canyon across from Smoking the Toad. It is the tallest tower on that side of the canyon. First bolt is on the SE corner @ 15' off the deck; climb up holes and edges past second bolt then thin vertical cracks and horizontals to bulge (crux) and small roof above; easy wide crack with face holds and a slab top out make this a fun and varied route.

Descent Options:

Rap off south side on rope w/60m.

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2009-03-25
Last Modified: 2011-11-23
Views: 756
Route ID: 98473

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sonso45 on 2009-03-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Long and thought provoking

Two bolts to start then trad skills are brought into play. Lots of pro, horizontal and vertical. Wanders mostly up right side of southeast corner. Crux bulge then fun short hand-sized roof above. Marty's guide rates it 5.9; I thought it was harder and so did the other party.

Added: 2009-03-25