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Shit Hooks 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dave Hitchcock & Bruce Brossman, July 1980
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Submitted By: Sirius on Jun 27, 2007

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"Shit Hooks", 5.10b, R. Photo by Blitzo.

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Great knob climbing that begins up an obvious hand crack. A bit run out toward the top on easier ground - very well protected at the crux. A nice, long pitch. 2 ropes to rap.


Obvious, right-angling hand crack starts just right of Darth Vader, first bolt visible above the end of this crack.


Take a few hand-sized pieces for the start; after 20 ft or so you'll clip the first bolt. No other gear besides quickdraws needed after that.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jul 28, 2011

Great climbing! The top is runout, but it is on easy (5.6). By Tuolumne standards, this route is very well protected.
By Jeff Scheuerell
Aug 11, 2013

There are places for protection high on the 2nd pitch to take the bite out of some of the runouts
By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Sep 4, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

The start can be a bit awkward for the feet due to the wider crack and hard right-leaning angle of the initial portion of the crack. I saw a variety of techniques being deployed on this part, so probably the spot to visualize your beta ahead of time if there was one on this route as a whole.

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