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Routes in Hot Spot Area

A Quark for Quayle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Crack & Face Route S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Crowbar Cowboy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Day of Reckoning S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Disappearing Man S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Five to One S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
For Love of Mother Not T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gold Shut Route, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Honed to the Bone T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mechanically Inept T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nine To Five S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shut Down, Plugged Up, and Cold to Boot T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
WideSpread Shelfishness S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
World Through a Bottle, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

This is a small stretch of the butte just east of the Winterfest Wall. There are 10 routes listed in the Hubbel guidebook, some bolted some natural gear, ranging from 5.9 to 5.12 (most in the 5.9-5.10 range). Highlights include the Nine to Five arete (5.9+) with steep moves on big holds and the world's shortest finger crack, Crack and Face Route (5.10d) my favorite route at Table, and the cleverly named Widespread Shelfishness (5.12b). I assume the spelling in Hubbel (Widespread Selfishness) is a spellcheck-generated typo. This area even has a two pitch link-up: Nine to Five to Disappearing Man.

Getting There

From the parking lot head uphill and left when you get to the cliff. Keep an eye out for the Winter Warmer route up the tallest part of the cliff. About 100' past this is the 9 to 5 arete which marks the beginning of the area.

L->R:

A. WideSpread Shelfishness, 12, 1p, 25', bolts.
B. Crowbar Cowboy, 9, 1p, bolts.
C. A Quark for Quayle, 8+, 1p, gear.
D. Crack & Face Route, 10+, 1p, bolts & gear.
E. The World Through a Bottle, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
F. Honed to the Bone, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
G. Day of Reckoning, 11+, 1p, bolts.
H. Five to One, 11-, 1p, bolts.
I. Shut Down, Plugged Up, and Cold to Boot, 7+, 1p, gear.
J. Nine to Five, 9, 1p, 70', bolts.
above J. Disappearing Man, 10, 60', bolts. 2nd p.
K. Gold Shut Route, 10+, 1p, bolts.
L. Rummies & Reporters, 8, 1p.
M. 9, 1p.
N. 9-, 1p.
O. Crack, 7, 1p, gear.
P. The Conundrum 7, 1p, gear.
Q. Mechanically Inept, 8 or 10-, 1p, 50', gear.
R. For Love of Mother Not, 6-7, 1p, gear.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hot Spot Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
Nine To Five
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Crowbar Cowboy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
The World Through a Bottle
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 30
Five to One
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Crack & Face Route
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nine To Five
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Crowbar Cowboy
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The World Through a Bottle
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Five to One
 30
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Crack & Face Route
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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