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Routes in Rock Hudson

Absolute Zero T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gem Nabors T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hot Rocks T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ipecac T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Less than Zero TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Looney Tunes T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nereltne T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stand and Deliver (aka Spanish Bombs) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: (TR) Francisco Blanco, 1987 FL: Paul Borne, December 1988
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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From the front loop of Hidden Valley Campground a climber's trail leads northeast to this wall, passing along the west face of Outhouse Rock. This route climbs the smooth face between two cracks in the center of the west face.

Climb the thin, technical face past seven bolts and several horizontals. Gear is possible in these horizontals (thin gear to 1.5") making this a well-protected climb, but certainly no sport route. Gear belay and walk off down slabs on the south face.

An excellent face climb that will keep you on your toes with it's thin crimping and balancy moves up a smooth-looking face. Great climbing and a must-do for the grade.


7 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3.5"


Thought I would mention it. The first several bolts on this line were missing in December of 2001.

-Munge Aug 8, 2002
Ditto the above comment - all but the top 2-3 bolts have been chopped, and not well concealed. Anyone know why? It looks like a nice route. Feb 7, 2003
I am always amazed at such acts of petty vandalism. If there was some alleged reason for removing the bolts (other than eliminating a good route for people to climb), why not be up front about it? IMHO this is not an act of conviction, but one of cowardice. Feb 7, 2003
Kristian Solem
Monrovia, CA
Kristian Solem   Monrovia, CA
Didn't Alf have some bolts in on this face which got chopped before Paul Borne did it? I think someone decided it was a squeeze job or something. After Paul bolted and climbed it, I did it repeatedly because it was seriously fun and well protected at the same time. Bummer it is chopped again... just stupid. Nov 28, 2007

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