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Birthday Boulder TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Birthday Chimney T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Birthday Crack T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bowing to the Undercling T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Caesarian Tower T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Caesarian West Face TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Chester's Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Doublemint T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
Flux Capacitor Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flying Delorean T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Great White Hope T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Horner's Corner T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Left Twin, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mitzvah T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Phallacy of Symbolism, The TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Right Twin, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown2 T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, TR
FA: R. Bechler ,D. Moir, S. Sangdahl, 1981
Page Views: 2,174 total, 11/month
Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 20, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

The Great White Hope can be found between the Birthday Crack (route 9) and the Right Twin (route 10). Climb up to the large horizontal crack using small ledges. Above the horizontal crack the climbing gets very thin. Use delicate moves on small face features to ascend to the top.

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Michael Sullivan
Seattle, WA
  5.11c
Michael Sullivan   Seattle, WA  
  5.11c
This thing is so good! The climb has (for someone with my proportions) the most beautifully flowing moves (especially the upper half) that I've experienced in the park. Flags (both traditional and behind the other leg), drop knee, step throughs... lots of fun movement. And it is quite sustained. Thought it was harder than WWH, Coup-de-etat, Vivisection, and Hammer Master. Jun 20, 2013
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
  5.11a
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
  5.11a
Didn't really much like this route. I thought the feet were horrible and I kept slipping off on them... perhaps it was the humidity that prevented me from sending this route. Meh. And honestly... the upper section was not the crux for me. The lower was the crux and an awkward one at that. May 14, 2011
John W. Knoernschild
Wisconsin
 
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
 
Ya, all the hands are right there, but feet get really beta intensive. Oct 9, 2009
Remo
Madison, WI
 
Remo   Madison, WI
 
Fun route and tricky. Oct 6, 2009
John W. Knoernschild
Wisconsin
 
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
 
What an amazing route. I saw this when I first started climbing 2 years ago. It was such a pleasing looking line. I wanted to get on it ever since. So glad I finally did. Apr 10, 2009
Dale Moir leading? Jul 8, 2005
gear within reach is gear placed as long as you do not step off route! Mar 17, 2005
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
the gear is not mine, its Bechlers. May 8, 2003
Oh, come on Steve. Don't get touchy. Besides, your gear is "off route"...ABQ Apr 23, 2003
the first lead of great white hope was by rich bechler , steve sangdahl and dale moir 1981 May 11, 2002
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
I think Great White Hope may have been led by James Loveridge in the summer of 2000. This could have been the first lead??? Does anyone know if it has been led before this? May 6, 2002
Tom Anderson-Brown
Madison, WI
 
Tom Anderson-Brown   Madison, WI
 
Thanks for the FA info, I'll update it. Do you know why it's called Great White Hope? Mar 23, 2002
f.f.a. : rich bechler ,dale moir, steve sangdahl, 1981? i dont think it was named for the color of the lichen. Mar 22, 2002