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Fistula T,TR 
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Jam It T,TR 
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Jazz on the Mezzanine S 
Mons T,TR 
Qs S,TR 
Suite 11 T,TR 

Ho Hum 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Apr 29, 2003

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Halley at top of Ho Hum.

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Description 

This climb is well featured and fun. Climb a slab to a small ledge with a large tree. Then head up the right-facing dihedral to its top. Step left and follow another crack to the top.

Protection 

Standard rack, mainly nuts and small to medium cams.

Per Scott McMahon & John Marsella: long reach to chains.


Photos of Ho Hum Slideshow Add Photo
1. Jam It, 8. <br />2. Ho Hum, 4. <br />3. Idle Hands, 6. <br />4. Mons, 5. <br />5. Fistula, 4.
BETA PHOTO: 1. Jam It, 8. 2. Ho Hum, 4. 3. Idle Hands, 6. 4. M...
Cruisin' up Ho Hum.
Cruisin' up Ho Hum.
Almost done!
Almost done!
Nickie Kelly stepping into the corner halfway up the pitch.
Nickie Kelly stepping into the corner halfway up t...
Starting the first lead!
Starting the first lead!
The Ho Hum line.
BETA PHOTO: The Ho Hum line.
Taken from ledge where you must clip the anchor from.  Arms length at 5'8" height.
BETA PHOTO: Taken from ledge where you must clip the anchor fr...

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By mary
Jul 30, 2003

This was my first trad lead... it takes perfect pro - but I did a terrible job with rope drag... for other beginner leaders make sure you extend your slings and take care to keep your rope out of various cracks 'cuz I am just glad the climb ended when it did or i couldn't have gone further if I wanted to
By Jeremy Hakes
From: Golden, Colorado
Sep 25, 2006

There is a fixed cam (NOT coming out) about 1/2 way up in the dihedral crack on your left.
By Tradsplatter
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 14, 2007

Bolt anchors recently added by Rossiter are nearly out of reach for short people. Being one of those short people, I found the crux of the route was trying to stretch to get slings onto the rings. Placing a microcam in small pocket left of the bolts for a safety helps make it a little more secure, so I didn't peel of the ledge trying to clip the left ring.
By DFrench
From: Cape Ann
Jul 21, 2007
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

  • *A note of caution to any who desire to TR this route: The LEFT bolt-hanger is attached by a very loose nut as of July 20th 2007. It seems to slowly uscrew itself during use. This is also the case with the route to the left, Jam It
By Mike Pharris
From: Longmont, CO
May 20, 2008

After you've got the rope hanging from the anchors, take a lap and climb the face out to the left of the normal dihedral, adds a new twist to the route. The face moves probably go at 5.5 or 5.6.
By Scott McMahon
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 4, 2009

Just a note, the anchors are bit high on this climb. I'm about 5.9' and I was reaching to thread the rope.
By burnindaylight
Jun 5, 2012

FYI, there is a large loose boulder on the pillar about 2/3rds of the way up the route. It moved a couple of inches when I pulled on it. This would fall right onto the belay ledge and probably continue to the road. See the attached picture. I chalked it when I was there on 6/3.
Loose rock!
Loose rock!
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Feb 14, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

In reference to the above comments about the height of the anchor, I am 5'8" and was able to reach up and clip them. You are on a big ledge, so the possible high piece of pro mentioned above does not seem necessary. See the picture taken from below the anchor.