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The Haj 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jake Burkey, Todd Swain, Winston Farrar, 1999
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Jan 1, 2005
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Although Valentine's Day gets all the traffic, this is definitely a not to be missed line if you're in the area. The Haj starts out in a left leaning dihedral and works up to an interesting exit move from the dihedral. From there, easy terrain leads up and right to a communal rap anchor.

Start left of Scalawag and Carpetbagger on the ledge system. Look for an acacia bush and then look up for the steep, varnished corner that is this fine route.


A standard rack will do- a two bolt anchor up and right gets you back to the deck with a single 60m.

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Jeff about to get into the business on the Haj.  I had climbed this 10 years earlier and remembered it feels much steeper than it looks.   It still feels that way today.
Jeff about to get into the business on the Haj. I...
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By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Dec 17, 2008

A good route while it lasts. The clean dihedral is easier and better than it looks from the ground. I ended up going up and left to the Route to Mecca anchor which adds about 40 feet of rubble strewn 4th class for an unimpressive ending to an otherwise good climb.

Is there an anchor to the right, too?

By Patrick Mulligan
Nov 22, 2011

A great route on solid rock. Pulling on slightly insecure finger jams followed by knee bars and face climbing. Solid for the grade at the bottom. Old School 5.9. It climbs much steeper than it looks getting over the initial bulge.

By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 28, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

anchors are up and right 20 feet after you come out of the knee bar part.