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Asbury Park T,TR 
Battle of the Bulbus S 
Bluesfish S 
Chum S,TR 
Deepwater Horizon S 
Defective Agency S 
Emilia's Corner T 
Fluke TR 
Flying Fish S 
Goonch, The TR 
Great Wide Shark T 
Hairless Dog S 
Hammerhead T 
Herringbone T 
Herringbone Direct  T 
High Tide S 
Holy Mackerel S 
Jaws T 
Jaws Part 2 (Shark Bait) T 
Land Shark T 
Natural Born Topropers T,S,TR 
Nurse Shark T 
Old Man and the Sea S 
Old Man And The Sea Direct S 
Pigeon of the Sea S 
Pinkerton S 
Play With Your Balls T 
Pretzel Logic S 
S.S. Minnow T 
Sand Shark T 
Sea Robin T 
Sea Urchin T 
Slap Happy S 
Tendonkey Punch S 
Tiger Shark T 
Tiger's Woody S 
Viagra Crack T 
Weakfish S,TR 
Wooly Bully S 

Hammerhead 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Cichon
New Route: Yes
Season: all year
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Submitted By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009

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Dave above the crux.

Description 

Short but sweet. The start is hard for any 9, but it eases up quickly into a nice, chill corner. Hit the ledge and traverse right into the hand crack that leads to the chain anchor. Super fun and varied. Ken Trout did the second ascent and gave me the idea for the name because while cleaning it just prior to the first ascent I smashed my hand with a hammer!

Location 

The route is formed by the right side of the pillar just right of Play with Your Balls and directly right of Sea Robin. Walk off or rap from the chains.

Protection 

One set of cams from green Alien up to #2 Camalot. Maybe an extra yellow Alien in the traverse. (The placement is a little shallow).


Photos of Hammerhead Slideshow Add Photo
Mike Keegan completing the traverse on Hammerhead.
Mike Keegan completing the traverse on Hammerhead.
Ken T., Mike C., & Piper gettin' hammered.
Ken T., Mike C., & Piper gettin' hammered.

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By khunt
Nov 28, 2009

I joined Mike up here yesterday for my first time at this area. These climbs feels pretty stiff compared to the the western, older established areas. Could be I haven't trad climbed in 7 months or Mike's a bit a sand bagger. Just the same, good quality, really fun, and worth the hike. Wear your helmet. There still stuff coming down and breaking off. He pointed out a nice 100 lbs. chunk that hit him while establishing one of these new routes. Thanks, Mike, for your hard work and continue Table Mnt. routes.
By RyanO
From: sunshine
Sep 13, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Rattly fingers to an exciting traverse to perfect hands. Fantastic!
By Wayne Crill
From: an Altered State
May 2, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Instead of traversing R. after the difficulties to the hand crack which I consider a part of Nurse Shark, I recommend continuing up and arching R. toward the anchor through the broken rock. The rock is solid (enough), and there is a green Alien that protects the upper portion. This is entertaining and I think a little more 'sustained' than the big traverse R. at 30'.
By Doug Redosh
May 28, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I could not even get off the ground on this climb. Cannot comment on the upper section. No way a 9+, especially compared to the main crag at North Table.
10+ IMHO.