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Going into the crux.
The right-most route on the east face and a good warm-up. Step into the corner from the right and climb the steep face on good holds. It gradually increases in difficulty and then finishes on jugs. Avoid stepping back at the 3rd bolt for the full effect and add another star for quality.
This is on the East face, it is the right-most route.
5 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.
Mike Keegan nearing the crux on Hip Op.
|By Richard M. Wright|
From: Lakewood, CO
May 24, 2007
HO is another surprising route on this surprising crag. While it looks like it should tick in at mid 5.9, it is really a full-on head trick on pumpy terrain. Difficult to sus and powerful to the end. I won't give away the beta, but when the line turns steep expect a fight. Rock is just about perfect. Just believe the grade.