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Hangover Helper - 5.11a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Rock (Sport)
6 bolts plus anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Start on some nice crimpy ledges that lead to a huge ledge, then climb the slightly overhanging bulge with juggy side pulls. Slightly pumpy and really fun. One of the best on this wall.

Submitted by: Crimposaurus on 2007-07-26
Views: 743
Route ID: 87254

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  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: cashmang on 2009-04-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun climb

This was my first real 5.11 send after taking 12+ years off from climbing hard. The opening face climb is ultra fun ladder-like climbing on crimpers and edgy face holds, then you crawl up onto a ramp/ledge, traverse right under the big bulge and up the right corner/arete of the bulge. The holds/moves on the bulge are not exactly straightforward at first and definitely took some figuring out. I would consider the last few moves power moves (at least for an .11) because none of the holds are exceptionally good and you have to move fast through the top section before your arms flame out. The ledge at the very top a few feet right of the chains is positive enough, so aim for that when you are about to pump out on the last move. I hang dogged my first ascent of this, then once I had the moves figured out I cakewalked up it on TR 4 or 5 times, then finally went for the easy redpoint. I still go back to this climb from time to time because it's so much fun and just challenging enough.

Added: 2009-09-28