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The Hipster 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, 3/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Tarrant on Apr 29, 2007

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At the anchor of The Hipster.

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Description 

This is the second route from the right. It is a very fun, gym-like climb up the steep, east face using the arete on the left. The crux is half-way up followed by a hard move at the last bolt and then a pumpy finish. It's only 5.7 up to the first bolt.

Location 

This is on the East face, the second route from the right. It climbs a face and arete.

Protection 

5 bolts, chain anchor.


Photos of The Hipster Slideshow Add Photo
Hipster Cholo.
Hipster Cholo.
The Hipster.
The Hipster.
Laura at the top. Beautiful out there, great day.
Laura at the top. Beautiful out there, great day.
Kyle on the Hipster.
Kyle on the Hipster.
The Hipster himself, Richard "Hips Like Sugar...
The Hipster himself, Richard "Hips Like Sugar...
Draws and rope show the angle.
Draws and rope show the angle.
The hipster.
The hipster.
Not the best shot, but really shows the steepness.
Not the best shot, but really shows the steepness.
Laura thru the crux on Hipster.
Laura thru the crux on Hipster.
Kyle on the Hipster.
Kyle on the Hipster.
Pretty sweet rock climb.
Pretty sweet rock climb.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
May 24, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route has excellent thin moves to an off-balance dyno right onto the sharp edge of the arete. The Hipster delivers a lot of pump in 50 feet of climbing. Overall rock quality is excellent, the climbing continuous and interesting. Pro is dead-on perfect.
By adampeters
From: Golden, Colorado
Jun 28, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Good route, get out and do this one.
By Devan Johnson
Apr 11, 2009

Lots of fun! Thanks for putting up this route.
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Apr 26, 2009

Fun route and really pumpy for the grade....
By ZachS00
From: Denver, CO
Jul 23, 2009

I broke a lower hold off Hipster this morning (7/23/09). Careful of loose rock just above the second bolt. Now there's a solid undercling/sidepull instead of a flat crimp ledge. Great route.
By dan scales
From: Denver, CO
Oct 16, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Superb climb!!!! Pumpy for the grade but adequate rest 4th and 5th bolt if you can get the feet. There's a jug just behind the anchors with NO chalk, so make the extra two moves to make the clip casual.
By Josh Jones
From: Denver, CO
Mar 18, 2012

Upgrade to 12a/b at the least.
By Mike McKinnon
From: Golden, CO
May 31, 2013

Thought this was stiff for the grade.

For me, it was as hard as Sucking My Will, harder than TDD fer sure and harder than anything in the same range on the Anarchy Wall.

Solid 12b or maybe even 12b/c.
By BB121
From: Colorado
Jul 12, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

IMO, I thought the route was fairly soft at 12.a. Regardless of the rating, it's a fun route, but watch out for rattlesnakes! We almost stepped on two of them hanging out at the base.
By GabeO
From: Denver, CO
Jul 24, 2013

One of the best routes at the grade in CCC that I've done. I'd only take off a half a star (if I could), as it's short.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Aug 13, 2013

Benchmark 12a with movement akin to the middle of 'Empire of the Fenceless'.

Sustained. Short. Fun.
By Train4life
From: Boulder, CO
May 2, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Super classic route! It's on the softer side of the 12a grading but definitely not 11d! Short and has a ton of holds and rests on a 6 bolt climb! Amazing climbing and a great 12a for the bouldering type! I hope that you were joking when you said that it was harder than Sucking my Will to Live, which is probably the stiffest 12c in Colorado! I've heard people call it 13a...I do not agree, but it's hard! This had no definitive crux, other than maybe a short pump crux! Cool route! :) In comparison, Wet Dream (Wall of the '90s) has a harder crux and that's after 80 ft. of climbing!
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
May 2, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I think if one didn't pick up that the low crux works best by going left on the arete, the route would seem a whole lot harder. I got suckered into staying on the face at first before discovering the much better way staying over on the arete.
By Eli streed
May 22, 2014

Fun, but be forewarned that the rest of the crag is no bueno. Although a solid route, it's not worth the hike up for just one route.