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Hard Times T 
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Hammer Case 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Rich B?
Season: Spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Aug 15, 2006

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Hammer Case is a showcase line on a beautiful, secluded little wall, and is also a readily doable .12- lead for the park if you are feeling fit.

Find a nice starting hold, grab it, and climb up, and left along a sweeping seam/crack. Great moves, just enough gear, and very little traffic.


Major Mass, left of Hammer Crack.


I remember a couple of nuts somewhere in the middle. Particulary a #6 that was a weird placement.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Here's a shot of the gear.
BETA PHOTO: Here's a shot of the gear.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dmitriy looks for a foothold
Dmitriy looks for a foothold

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By Dylan Colon
From: Eugene, OR
Jul 10, 2011

This thing is thin! Good moves though. Horrible rope stretch and penduluming made this impossible to work though without starting over from the very beginning every time, so no send for now.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jul 14, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route was surprisingly fun. Hard start, but once you establish in the upper crack it's over.
By Tradoholic
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Big holds with tricky powerful moves. After the crux move right to finish on Meat Hammer for more length, 5.10 for that section.
By Tradoholic
Oct 9, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I tamed this down to PG-13 by placing a #3 Master Cam left of the start and a #3 offset in the crux. Biffing the crux would put you on the ground but not too hard.

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