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Human Fright 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Mendenhall & Royal Robbins, June 1952, FFA: Bob Kamps, 1963
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006
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Description 

The crux is not exposed, so the name is a misnomer. Pitch 1 (5.9+) has a mix of liebacking and jamming, with some loose rock. Pitch 2 (5.10A) has some strenuous and awkward jamming in the back of a large dihedral.


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Photos of Human Fright Slideshow Add Photo
Human Fright. P1 anchors noted. P2 follows the giant right facing dihedral up and out of view.
BETA PHOTO: Human Fright. P1 anchors noted. P2 follows the gia...
The P2 dihedral of Human Fright (5.10a) looming above!
The P2 dihedral of Human Fright (5.10a) looming ab...
P1. Solid jamming to layback slipperiness.
P1. Solid jamming to layback slipperiness.
DANIEL GONZALEZ SENDS
DANIEL GONZALEZ SENDS
Greg Huey following P1 of Human Fright (5.10a)
Greg Huey following P1 of Human Fright (5.10a)
Tom plays tug of war with the belay tree atop P2 (the tree won - it's a good thing)
Tom plays tug of war with the belay tree atop P2 (...
First Pitch
First Pitch
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By Brandon R.
From: San Mateo, CA
May 13, 2006

There is a 3rd pitch to this route that wanders on the face just right of Angel's Fright. The gear and bolt on this pitch suck, and it definitely put some fright into me anyway.

By C Miller
Administrator
May 14, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Sounds like you did the last pitch of Frightful Fright, a seldom done and well named route.

By Brandon R.
From: San Mateo, CA
Aug 1, 2006

hmmm. Well that definitely explains some things. I guess I need to study the topo a little better next time.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 25, 2007

Human Fright is an awesome climb. Loved the jams, loved the liebacks, loved the chicken wings!

By tom donnelly
Jul 30, 2007

There are rap rings on slings on a small tree at the top of P2, so you can rap with an approx 56m rope to the rap anchor at the top of P1.

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jun 11, 2008

Super fun first pitch (all we did). I'd say 9+ is fair, definitely not 10a (not even in the same league as Super Pooper!) Lots of loose blocks, but they all seems relatively secure.. though it does add a little creep factor to the climb.

By Charles I.
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2008

Great route. Thought the second pitch was quite good!

By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Nov 23, 2008

There is one fixed pin on P2 above the crux in the no hands rest. It's kind of hard to spot, but convenient if you see it.

By JaredVagy
From: Santa Monica, Ca
Aug 2, 2011

There was intact webbing but no rings at pitch 2 rappell; we added a bail beaner with duct-tape (didn't have rings). Please leave for future parties or replace with a ring.

By Nick Barczak
Aug 22, 2011

Surprising that the second pitch seems to get little traffic. Its well worth climbing! I found a few small/medium stoppers to be useful on P2 in addition to the standard set of TCUs and hand-size pieces.

By x15x15
Oct 7, 2013

this is another route that I like to stretch into one longer pitch by combining 1 & 2...

By Tradoholic
Oct 22, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

P2 has a short but definitely solid 10a section. Continuing after the dihedral go slightly right then back left to the lunch ledge pine-tree for a full pitch. Rap from there or finish on one of the many variations to the top.