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Hans Soloing 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 11, 2007

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This would only be used as a good warm up or possibly for a new trad climber looking for some really easy terrain. There really is no crux. This route is a good climb to set up a top rope for the fun crack "Aliens Have Landed".


Climb the LOW-angled ramp about 15-20 feet left of the obvious vertical crack on the face. Descent requires walk off and you should take the second gully left (south) from the top of the formation. Easy Descent!


Take a small trad rack up to about 2 inches plus up to 3.5 for the anchors on top. NOTE: Brock/McMIllan guidebook lists this route as a top rope; you CAN definitely get some solid placements -- just use some common sense and don't place your cam in some cat-litter-quality rock!!

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Photo showing how LOW angle this climb is.
Photo showing how LOW angle this climb is.
EJ at the Base of Hans Soloing (5.4)
BETA PHOTO: EJ at the Base of Hans Soloing (5.4)

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By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Oct 12, 2012
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

Great climb to take beginner climbers up.
By Sean Stoops
From: Henderson, NV
Oct 13, 2014

For a beginner, I'd find somewhere else with higher quality rock. Placements here can definitely be found, but I'd say it's a bit challenging to protect given most horizontal cracks are crumbly.
By Wes B.
Jan 22, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

To my surprise I found a 2 bolt anchor at the top of this climb.
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