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Danger High Voltage 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Burt Lindquist on Nov 15, 2006

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Leading first pitch of "Danger High Voltage" way b...

Description 

Great fun popular 2 pitch mid difficulty crack route that follows along lightning cables at bottom and moves right of the cables for top half. There are a couple ways to climb the first half of the first pitch.


Location 

Around the corner (right) from south end of Amphitheater area - middle of the "Big Wall Area".


Protection 

All sizes? Offwith protection..



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Danger High Voltage Anchor
BETA PHOTO: Danger High Voltage Anchor
Danger High Voltage (corner).
BETA PHOTO: Danger High Voltage (corner).
Mark Machacek on second pitch of "Danger High Voltage" at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Matt Johnson
Mark Machacek on second pitch of "Danger High Volt...
View from the top.
View from the top.
Photo of the block that fell on Danger High Voltage June 2011
Photo of the block that fell on Danger High Voltag...
me, almost done with the first pitch. <br /> <br />photo: Taylor Krosbakken
me, almost done with the first pitch.

photo: Tayl...
as you can see the six is even too big at the top, i thought i would give it a try though. <br />Photo: Taylor Krosbakken
as you can see the six is even too big at the top,...
Mark and Laura Machacek at the first belay ledge on "Danger High Voltage" at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Matt Johnson
Mark and Laura Machacek at the first belay ledge o...
andrew at the top of the second pitch <br />photo: Taylor Krosbakken
andrew at the top of the second pitch
photo: Taylo...
Danger High Voltage Anchor
BETA PHOTO: Danger High Voltage Anchor
Matt Johnson on first pitch of "Danger High Voltage" at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Mark Machacek
Matt Johnson on first pitch of "Danger High Voltag...
Rock in mid air
Rock in mid air
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By Travis Hibbard
Feb 20, 2007

Have a big bro or a BIG Cam or your going to be running out the end of the 1st pitch

By Rob P.
From: Bay Area
Sep 28, 2008

This is a fun climb, but make sure to bring big pro unless you want to run a few sections out for about 30feet. I tried using my blue Big Bro (#3?) and it was too small. One size bigger would have been perfect.

By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
May 24, 2010

Agreed. I led this with a #6 Camalot (and no big-bros) and there was only one spot in the last 30-40ft of the 1st pitch that was small enough for it. It was nearly fully expanded and I had to reach in as far as I could to place it (note: I'm 6'2"). This made a really fun climb, rather nerve racking.

In short, bring BIG-BROS!

By Travis Hibbard
May 28, 2010

In retrospect I could've been a little better with my gear beta...

Once you make it about 35-40 ft up the route the chimney begins, for the first 15-20 ft there are .75 and #2 placements in a crack on the pillar right of the chimney....after that to the pedestal belay a #4 big bro works best. A #6 C4 as mentioned above is really tipped out for protection...

By DeanG
From: Woodbury, MN
Jul 5, 2011

We top roped this two weeks ago and pulled off a huge block near the top. It was about 1ft thick x 3 ft wide and 6 ft tall. The top of the climb is a bit harder now