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Fat Hippos** - 5.12a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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4 bolts to top anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A tough route not made for fat hippos. This route is just to the right of Pink Canoe. very hard lead!

Submitted by: criscokid on 2003-09-05
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Route ID: 7

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: briankorale on 2008-11-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Now I believe it's possible

After climbing this about 8 years ago, I finally came back to give it another try on top-rope. I previously thought it impossible, and previously thought the right flake was off-route. I have now decided the flake is fair game, and that if you wire the moves, it could be possible! :) I agree that the crux is at about bolt #2 (unless you don't use the flake, in which case the 3rd and 4th bolts are the crux at about 12b, would be my guess).

Added: 2008-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: unbreakablesoul on 2007-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Attempted

Couldn't get above the 2nd bolt. Holds vanish and there is just a little to work with on the left. Should be a fun project.

Added: 2007-09-02

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: esallen on 2005-05-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Way hard lead; would like to have redpoint by the end of this summer, but unlikely. Up to the 2nd bolt isn't that bad, probably only 10.d/11.a. The only section we still can't free is between the 2nd the 3rd bolts; you must go from face crimps to nothing and have to get high left into a really thin seem with your left hand. Freakin' balancy and desperate if you ask me.

Witnessed by: Tristan
Added: 2005-05-24

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: attaboy on 2004-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

fun slab climb, I will redpoint this one in time.

Witnessed by: whitany
Added: 2004-09-17

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: outdoorclimber on 2004-04-29 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2004-04-29

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