Type: Sport
FA: Kurt Smith / Mike Pont
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Aug 31, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a Project Wall classic for the grade. This climb almost always has fixed draws as someone is always working on it.

Climb straight up the middle of the X crack, following the bolted line up this immaculate piece of limestone. Look for a couple of key rests to help the lower cruxes, and hang on tight because the fun is between the last bolt and the anchor, just the way it should be!

This is a technical and long and an endurance fest.


10 bolts to the lower off anchors.


Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
I'll second Nate on this one. Hang'em High is one of the best moderate lines in the canyon. Personally, I find it to be very continuous at the grade. Nov 7, 2001
Some find this route hard for .12b, especially since holds broke last season. Feb 20, 2002
How is 12b "moderate"? Jul 25, 2003
The new guidebook calls this route 12c. None of the moves are that hard, but you'll need 12c endurance to send. Aug 25, 2003
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
I can understand why folks struggle to fix a b or c grade on this rig. It's true that none of the moves are that difficult, but they're difficult to read and sustained -- with three cruxes, one coming right before the anchors. No 12b at Rifle -- with the exception of Easy Skankin' or Noble Wife -- is that long or that sustained. 12c is my vote. Jul 12, 2011
The triangle sloper/jug that most people clipped the sixth bolt from is no longer there. Jul 13, 2012
Salt Lake
T_jones   Salt Lake
I couldn't agree more that this thing is 12c. Everyone considers easy skankin' hard for .12b, and this had substantially harder moves with not really any good rests. Oct 16, 2012
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
First 3 bolts replaced with Fixe glue-ins from the ASCA last spring (2012). Jun 14, 2013