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Hobbit Hole 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

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Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: FRA 2012 by Dan Gaston
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Submitted By: another Chad on Jun 5, 2013

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Yet another variation start to the first pitch of Hanging Gardens. The Hobbit Hole is like nothing else you'’ll do at Broughton Bluff. Start by ducking under and into the detached dihedrals just to the right of the Hanging Gardens direct start. The hardest section is at the beginning due to the tightness of the chimney and the lack of light. Wiggle your way up about twenty feet until you pop out of the chimney and into the light at which point you’ll be just below the p1 anchor. The Hobbit Hole is readily protectable although I think that most will forgo protection.


Standard rack of singles, though it's just going to get in the way.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The start can been seen slightly right of center a...
The start can been seen slightly right of center a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Amy in the Hobbit Hole.
Amy in the Hobbit Hole.
Rock Climbing Photo: Having fun.
Having fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave entering the Hobbit Hole.
Dave entering the Hobbit Hole.

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By Josh Golden Eagle
Jul 30, 2013

Super fun!
By Evan Pierce
From: Truckee, CA
Jun 19, 2016

Some of the most fun I've had in recent memory, placed a .75 and a numbah 4, although probably could've done without the latter.

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