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Hippocrite 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Eric Lowe
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 22, 2008

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Description 

Climb the steep and sequential overhanging pockets to a series of big powerful moves between jugs and pretty good holds... the crux is a huge undercling move that links two big huecos across a blank face... The moves above there are still big and hard but not as bad, so long as you can keep your cool and not get pumped...

I was able to get a little rest in the form or an OK horizontal knee bar and a jug before the crux move... with a knee pad and the right size leg it could be a really good rest indeed...

I found this to be a super fun route that rivals the more popular Ro Shampo across the street at Road Side Crag... they are both full quality but if you don't dig the crowds maybe this is your 5.12a... This one might be harder for those without a long reach...


Location 

All the way left in the Zoo amphitheater there are two steep pocket and hueco routes Hippocrite is the left one with the bigger huecos with blankness between...

Protection 

4 bolts to chain anchors with steel fixed lockers...


Photos of Hippocrite Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the crux...
Above the crux...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Kuehl on Hippocrite
Matt Kuehl on Hippocrite
Rock Climbing Photo: looking up Hippocrite, check out the cool Huecos.....
BETA PHOTO: looking up Hippocrite, check out the cool Huecos.....
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up Hippocrite...
Starting up Hippocrite...
Rock Climbing Photo: I'd like to say that I flashed the route... but I ...
I'd like to say that I flashed the route... but I ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dylan finishing up a solid day on Hippocrite.
Dylan finishing up a solid day on Hippocrite.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt Kuehl loves cold rock on Hippocrite.
Matt Kuehl loves cold rock on Hippocrite.
Rock Climbing Photo: Zach unintentionally cutting feet on Hippocrite. S...
Zach unintentionally cutting feet on Hippocrite. S...

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By Kevin W. Corcoran
Nov 2, 2008

Every hold is a jug, the rock is perfect, and the moves are great. 4 stars!
By ziggy
Nov 18, 2009

still working this one. for your reference my main mistake on this route has been clipping the 3rd bolt from a really bad stance and subsequently being unable to make the crux move. I think i got that one figured out now.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Nov 10, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route is dope. It's actually nice that it's so short because it is so powerful. Making the crux move is satisfying on two levels; the first being that you've stuck the move and you're thinking to yourself, "Man, I am a cool guy (or girl) now!" and the second being that you get a rest and you're almost done with the route!

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