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Hair Raiser Buttress - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Trad)
R
3
3 bolts in 115' for the first pitch, 3 bolts in 165' for the second, and 4 bolts in 115' for the third.
400
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.25/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

Retro bolted by Alan Hirahara in the late 90's without permission by the first ascenscionists. Recently it has been chopped back to its original state.

Submitted by: jerrygarcia on 2006-12-21
Views: 693
Route ID: 53762

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4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: sierragal93546 on 2011-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great moderate multipitch

Had difficulty starting in the hueco that my partner used to get to the first bolt. Instead stayed on the outside left using the ridge to lieback and then crossed over to clean the first bolt. Still a sketchy move. U may want to consider stck clipping the first bolt for safety unless you are a very skilled climber. The fall could cause sever injury.

Added: 2011-06-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: codytut on 2009-05-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Interesting slab.

I have taken many friends on this climb and I admit it will make 5.11 climbers cringe if you don't clip all the Retro added bolts. Over all it is a great climb! The bolts are where you would want them and the rock is solid. Note: on pitch 2 you will see another set of bolts leading out left. Follow the few bolts to the right to stay on route. Have fun!!!

Added: 2009-10-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: vortenberg on 2005-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Hair Raiser Buttress

The bolts have been re-added and you'll be glad they were. Wild place, wild climb. Oh yeah ... the start.

Added: 2007-11-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: pyrosis on 2004-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars While still retrobolted

I climbed it. I admit, I clipped all the bolts available, and I was still somewhat concerned in spots. Now it has less than half as many bolts. I want to go back and climb it again!

Added: 2006-12-20