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Hoosier's Highway - 5.10c

Average Rating = 1.00/5 Average Rating : 1.00 out of 5
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Steve Shey, Molly Higgens, Larry Bruce, Lou Dawson (1974)
Rock (Trad)
Draws, Cams to 1 in and small wires.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 1.00/5


A typical polished slab route featureing old bolts and ass-puckering runouts. Has some really cool features down low.

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Rap the route or better yet, traverse to another route with bolts you can trust and rap that.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2008-09-29
Views: 890
Route ID: 96159

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating X
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2008-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Sketchfest.

Polished run out slab and near worthless bolts. Bring a knife to cut the rotten webbing off the anchors. The third pitch anchor is a bad looking bolt and a rusted out pin that fell out and is hanging on a thread of rotten webbing. Bring a bolt kit and a knife. Not sure where the crux was, but it all felt like pretty sustained 5.10 to .10+. If you go by the pitch by pitch ratings in the guide, it's a really sandbagged route. Bailed after pitch 3. Bolts were nearly falling out and I didn't feel like climbing the next pitches 30ft+ runout over the one manky bolt and hand placed pin anchor.

Scary, even for the apron.

Added: 2008-09-29