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Hard Body 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: peachy spohn on Aug 16, 2007
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Hard Body


A technical route with a demanding and interesting crux, Hard Body offers continuous climbing with little rest until the chains are clipped. Like the name implies, you had better be a hard body, for the crux requires some body tension. P.S. It is said that climbing this route in 80's style lycra will do you good.


Red Wall Right, to the right of Sheer Energy.



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the slab section of hard body
the slab section of hard body
The chalked up rail (one of the crux) sections of the route
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By Ian G.
From: PDX, OR
Oct 20, 2009
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Thought the anchors were poorly placed on this one. Unnecessarilly hard to clip.

By hemp22
Jul 20, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

I think the chains are easy to clip if you first climb high enough to reach the jug ledge that's above the chains (although this is a pretty spooky move on lead). Trying to clip the anchors below from lower is definitely awkward

By another Chad
May 16, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c

There are several decent (mostly awkward) shakes on Hard Body but few spots to fully rest. Getting to the anchor felt like an accomplishment in pump management more than anything.

I started out not liking this climb much but it has grown on me.


By Chris Kuttruff
Jun 5, 2013

I think the more time I've spent on this climb, the more I've come to enjoy it. There are some really interesting sequences that become a lot easier once you suss out the beta. The route is fairly sustained and despite looking fairly steep at the crux, is mostly a challenge of endurance and dealing with tenuous balance-testing positions.

A Broughton classic in my book for sure.