|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]|
|FA:||Bob D'Antonio and Richard Aschert, 2002|
|Submitted By:||Ron Olsen on Dec 27, 2002|
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Feb 22, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Having done this one a couple times, I think the best way to do it is to climb through the first 4 bolts (maybe clip 5th with long runner) on Hurricane Hinzi and move left into the upper section of Short Man's Burden. If I remember correctly, this is how it was first put up. Hopefully someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Doing it this way is 2 stars - you get the fun lower bulge of HH and the fun upper section of SB.
The direct start is kind of a chosstrocity, and the climbing above can't redeem the bomb that it earns. The climbing through the first 2 bolts makes you feel kind of dirty, because you end up kind of moving to the right, instead of going straight up at 5.harder-than-12a.