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Hump or Dump 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Isaac T. on Dec 30, 2006

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Steven K. on Hump Or Dump (5.8), Riverside Quarry

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Follow the crack below the roof onto the slab, follow the direction of the two (2) bolts to the obvious hand crack below the roof, follow up and over the top of the roof. Be careful in the crack above the roof there is some loose rock. Pop over the top and it is easy 5th class to the chains


This area is seldom visited as it is in direct sun early in the morning. Follow the dirt road all the way right around the corner of the main wall area.
There is a walk off around the back that is fairly easy just be careful of the loose rock and sand.


2 bolts with an assortment of small cams and nuts up to 2".

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steven K. on Hump Or Dump (5.8), Riverside Quarry
Steven K. on Hump Or Dump (5.8), Riverside Quarry
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the beginning of Hump or Dump (the X's are...
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By C Miller
Jan 3, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

An enjoyable climb with a cruxy start getting established on the slabby face above and another crux higher as you handjam the initial corner. Although short, this features some good positioning slightly higher on the exposed, finishing crack.
By tinyonion
Jan 23, 2012

Out of curiosity, where is it pg13 for the pro? Does the hand crack not take good gear?
By C Miller
Jan 23, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

The PG13 rating comes from the unprotected and bouldery crux start which you can see in one of the beta photos. An easier and safer alternative is to start around the corner to the right and climb easy slab up and left to reach the first bolt. The upper crack section is well-protected and no harder than 5.7 or so.
By tinyonion
Jan 23, 2012

Thanks, does the top crux go at 8+ or is that just the bottom? Edit: the new guidebook calls this climb a 10a... what's the fair grade?
By TheHopper
Oct 11, 2012

decent route, start is a little spicey and probably deserving of the pg-13 rating. You can get a good stopper in from the ground but if you blow the moves onto the slab you are probably going to deck.

That one move could be called 10a but the rest of the route is no harder than 5.8
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
May 31, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

Did this as my first trad lead. I really enjoyed the problem solving and the movement. A BD #1 cam is the biggest I used, but mostly just small wires. Saw a huge lizard come out of a larger crack towards the beginning when I was placing a stopper. He was pretty cool looking.

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