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Seismic Wall A.K.A. Maggie's Wall
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L to R R to L Alpha
Angel of Poets S 
Bird Dog S 
Black Slabbath S 
Butt Scratch S 
Captain Morgan S 
Cuttin' Cards for a Poke S 
Die Easy S 
Diving for Rocks S 
Hollywood S 
Hoover Head S,TR 
Hoovering TR 
It's A Wiggle Butt S 
Just For The Fun of It S 
Lick the Window S 
Lonesone Dove S 
Luminaire Noir S 
Maggy Needs New Shoes TR 
Magster S 
Man Hands S 
Matter of Honor S 
Mister Blister S 
Mongrel, The S 
Nose Print on the Windshield S 
Over Easy S 
Rock Dog TR 
Roo Dog S 
Seismic Step S 
She's No Dog She's My Wife S 
Short People S 
Slimy Crack aka Icecubes, Popcorn and Popsicles S 
Torpedoes Away S 
Unsorted Routes:

Hoover Head 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Suhler, Bruce Becker
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Submitted By: Lizzy Ball on Aug 13, 2008

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Anonymous climber in white shirt tackles Hoover He...


Crux is the last move before anchors (and the moves above the anchors). Smooth crimps, then over a bulge, a few more moves to the top. Crack at the left is probably off-route, and far from bolts anyway. The last bolt is right below the anchors, skip on lead and set up a TR through it if you want.


Seismic Wall itself is across a creek (usually dry) from the main path/parking lot. Pick up "Austin Rock" (O'Grady) for nice diagrams of all Seismic routes. This route is near the left end of the wall, directly to the right of a large tree. Look for the 2 sets of anchors right next to each other ("Hoover Head" is the left route, with the bolts). Sport lead and then clean/rap down.


3 bolts, 2 top anchors with chains (2 anchors very closeby for "Hoovering" TR)

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By Eric Hardester
From: Provo, Utah
May 15, 2014

Watch the chains at the top. The anchors are getting pretty worn.
By Dylan Weldin
From: Athens, OH
May 1, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is the less than vertical route one to the left of Torpedoes Away (giant hole at the bottom)

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