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...
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...
4 bolts to chain anchors with steel fixed lockers...
Above the crux...
Matt Kuehl on Hippocrite
BETA PHOTO: looking up Hippocrite, check out the cool Huecos.....
Starting up Hippocrite...
I'd like to say that I flashed the route... but I ...
Dylan finishing up a solid day on Hippocrite.
Matt Kuehl loves cold rock on Hippocrite.
Zach unintentionally cutting feet on Hippocrite. S...
|By Kevin W. Corcoran|
Nov 2, 2008
Every hold is a jug, the rock is perfect, and the moves are great. 4 stars!
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!