Login with Facebook
The Pedestal Boulder
Select Route:
Die Hard 
Die Hard with a Vengeance 
Die Harder 
Hat's Off 
Loaded With 
Pedestal, The 
Mountain Project has launched a new site: Powder Project, and we're giving away loads of gear, including skis & Oakley goggles. Check it out!

Hat's Off 

Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder
Consensus:  Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+ [details]
Page Views: 840
Submitted By: tscupp on Apr 16, 2010

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (22)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Jon Cruxing


Start with hands matched on a sloper. Most throw a heel up before traversing left, aiming for the jug. Finish up as for the Pedestal. The first few moves are awesome but quite tough, just another great moderate at the sit down area.

See Pic.

Might be V5, might be V6. Either way, it feels a lot harder than Pedestal so whatever you think that is, add a half/full grade.


back side of the pedestal boulder, right side of the road.



Comments on Hat's Off Add Comment
Show which comments
By S. Neoh
Jul 2, 2010
rating: V6- 7A

V6- seems about right to me. Fun little problem.
Pedestal felt quite a bit easier to me.
By ekelsey
From: Mattapoisett
Jun 29, 2012
rating: V5+ 6C+

I completely struggle with the Pedestal yet this fell quickly. Enjoyed the start on this one more.
By christopher adams
Jun 5, 2014
rating: V5 6C

Feels V5 even to me- Executioner is much harder.
By Dana Seaton
Jun 6, 2014
rating: V5 6C

Both Executioner and Hats Off have lots of options to beta down each move since they are heavily featured rock climbs. Executioner has a pucker factor, although the falls are often not as bad as one might think. Like most grades, add or subtract a V grade from the popular consensus and you probably have the right grade for you.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!