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Elevation: 7,376 ft 2,248 m
GPS: 37.37539, -118.68267
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Shared By: MisterE Wolfe on Jul 5, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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**Update 09/16/2022: A major flash flood this month has changed the landscape & the starts of most of the routes.
A dusting of dirt now covers the first 15-20 feet of most of the lower route, & the first bolt of “School for Ants” has been sheared clean off.

A good rain ( without the flash flooding) should help a lot in cleaning up the starts of the climbs, but beware & a stick clip is recommended for the time being.**

This new area is shady until about 1PM peak summer and gets more shady after that. The climbing is on the west side of the Fashion Slab formation right on the drainage/creek.

There are sport routes here, with nothing harder than 5.10+. The routes are 45-110' and are on steep, clean, well-featured granite, the crux generally being near the start.

Since the climbing is right by  seasonal waterfalls in the spring through summer, the area can be quite loud, but keeps things generally cool - even on hot days. Have your hand-signals down: it is often hard to hear your partner until the creek subsides.

NOTE: The consensus for this area is the climbing is generally harder for short people and easier for tall people. I have changed some of the grades to simply "5.10", as they may vary up to 4 letter grades.

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Cut right just below the final switchback to the Fashion Slabs and skirt the base with scrambling up to 5.3.

Unfortunately due to the scrambling and down-climbing, this is not a pet or kid-friendly area.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hansel's Hangout

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Coal Miner's Son
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Malaysia
Sport 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Ground School
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Little Cletus
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
I'm Not Your Brah
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Ewegoogily
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Earth to Derek
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Derilicte
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Coal Miner's Son
 27
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Malaysia
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 5 pitches
Ground School
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Little Cletus
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
I'm Not Your Brah
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ewegoogily
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Earth to Derek
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Derilicte
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: Northwest

Mostly Shady All Day

Details: Shade from sun-up until 1:30 in the summer.

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