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Leader just past the crux of "Hyperion" at Texas C...
Crux is 25 feet from the ground on the first pitch. It's mostly much easier than 5.7. I call it "sustained 5.2." First pitch is a full rope length. NO 80 ft belay here. This route is not a sport climb. It's an adventure route. Designed to be a direct line to the summit. 20 to 30 ft run outs up high. All the other routes have 80 ft belay stations for sport. Lots of ways to get down if you know the area.
Right up the center of Hyperion Slab.
Quickdraws only. Its fully bolted. Someone added a bolt at the crux. Must've been scared.
Eddie leading Hyperion (5.7)
Eddie pulls the crux move on Hyperion (getting ove...
Leader considering the crux of "Hyperion."
Negotiating the lower slab on "Hyperion."
Leader pulling the crux on "Hyperion."
Jan 24, 2011
Climbed the 2 pitches on 1\23\11. First belay anchor has 2 bolts, one of which has a spinning hangar. Second pitch was easy and had good bolts at the top. Most of the bolts on this multipitch climb are 5/16" grade 5.
The bolt at the bottom crux / overhang was well positioned and allowed me to lead without any risk.
NOTE: Bring TWO ropes as the first belay station is rather high and cannot be rapped off of with a 70m rope.
|By Tristan B|
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jan 24, 2011
You can rap off with a single rope, but you have to rap over to the belay of Gold Line (To the right) and then make a second rap down to the ground.
|By Benjamin Chapman|
Jun 6, 2011
There is currently a single bolt, in an inclusion, at the crux of "Hyperion." Seems very solid, once it was tightened down. It protects the crux very well.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 28, 2011
rating: 5.7 PG13
A very fine route, with a fun sequence right past the overlap then continuous climbing to the first hanging belay, then eases a couple of notches but more runout, continuous again to the summit.
From: Sherman Oaks, California
Oct 22, 2012
I recommend rapping down Agua Negro back into the canyon. It's slightly less annoying than whipping your rope down the slab.