Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft (15 m)|
|FA:||Erickson & partner, 1977|
|Page Views:||382 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||david goldstein on Jan 13, 2006|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Exact demarcation of property boundaries are not always clear. When in doubt, be discrete or polite.
Do not park your vehicle near the railroad tracks near Plainview. It is a well-known irritant to Plainview residents.
HH is on the SE face of the North/West/climber's-left mouse ear, starting at about the height of the top of the standard rappels; the full approach is a doozy, requiring the hike to Mickey Mouse and at least three pitches of climbing. All but its first few feet are prominently visible when scrambling west to the raps from the top of Perversion or Captain Beyond. Even though the route starts w/in 50' of the raps, it is a slight pain to get to from there, requiring some scrambling over an intervening fin. The easiest way to get the start of HH is by climbing all of Beagle's Ear, the 3rd pitch of which deposits one within a few easy feet of the start.
The climb itself is about 30' of continuous crack, starting with overhanging sub-tips and widening to hands, followed by 20' of lower angle slabbiness. The crux is in the first 15'. Oblivious to the implications of the route's name, we didn't bring tape which detracted considerably from whatever enjoyment it might provide. If I ever get back on this, my right pinkie will be taped.
Descent: after the crack ends, veer left to reach adequate, but not brilliant, sling anchors.