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Hip Service S 
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Hippersnapper S 
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Hypnotherapy S 


YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: M. T. and R. W., 1/08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Tarrant on Jan 20, 2008

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Climb the flakey stone on the left wall of the dihedral. It bounces from the face to the dihedral to the arete (crux) and then back into the dihedral. This route, though somewhat of an afterthought, is a good warm-up and provides an easy inspection of H3.


This is on the left wall of the dihedral.


5 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Aug 11, 2010
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This is a fun route that serves at a good warm up. Moderate, some what steep climbing leads to a tricky sequence at the 4th bolt. Definitely the best warm-up at the crag.
By Kevin Gillest
From: Arvada, CO
Jun 29, 2011

Seemed to be harder than Hip Op at 11b.
By mlloyd
From: denver
Oct 1, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

By Phill T
Dec 22, 2012

The dihedral is super chossy, pulled a baseball chunk out of it. Not straightforward, pumpy, hardest 10 I've been on in a while.
By PRad
From: Englewood, CO
Aug 21, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This route was miserable. I'd rather warm up hanging draws bolt to bolt on The Hipster than climb this again. Feet were crumbly in the slab crux. Very lame.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Sep 10, 2013

I agree with PRad. This route is better left undone IMO.
By reiko
Oct 9, 2014

This is my least favorite route of all time. I did not have any fun at all. Contrived and chossy.

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