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Hip Service S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Hip, Hip, Hurray S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hip-Op S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hip-Or-Campus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hippersnapper S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hipster, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hypnotherapy S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, 3/07
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Shared By: Mark Tarrant on Apr 29, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb the overhanging, orange face on the right wall of the dihedral. It is hard and crimpy down low with a few jugs in the middle. Arc right onto the prow near the top, finishing with a problematic mantle. The space between bolts 2 and 3 isn't as terrible as it looks--you'll clip from a huge jug--still, the belayer should be alert here. The mantle could be the crux, but it becomes nearly automatic once you figure it out.


This is on the right wall of the dihedral.


5 bolts, 2-bolt anchor
Kai Huang
Aurora, CO
Kai Huang   Aurora, CO
Finally got to try it today. Hate to pull the height card, but it sure is quite a bit harder between 2 and 3 bolt at 5'5". A dyno would suck, because your fingers might get caught in the slot. I ended up locking off left hand with high right foot, then pulled on some sloping 45 degree sloper thing, and bumped a right hand to the edge, matched, and went for jugs. Even the opening moves were hard if short. I had to stem the left wall for a bit until I got my left hand in a slot hold and reached out right to clip 2nd bolt.

FYI, if you are short like me, stick clip 1 and 2. May 30, 2015
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
This is a fun route and provides tons of entertainment, both for the climber and the spectators. Watching people mantel over the nose looks just like it feels, and is hilarious to watch. The rating may be height-dependent, I wouldn't want to make that long reach in the middle without every inch of the 6' I've got. Apr 19, 2012
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
That also sounds about the way I have done it, Mark. I do remember quite a lock off to reach the hold. But I do not think I used the other wall for feet! I have quite a reach though (6'2", +4" ape). Josh, I will try to dig up a pic or two of my sequence.

And as far as the mantle?! The way I did it was the way a monkey would a football! Jul 7, 2011
Mark Tarrant  
Josh: first, forget going to the arete until two bolts higher. If you've done the hard move to get your fingers in the horizontal slot, the next move is a l-o-n-g reach with the left hand to a good edge. The key for a static reach is to start with both feet on good holds and then stem the left foot way out onto the wall of the dihedral -- then you'll be stable (long legs help). Otherwise, you'll have to toss for it and keep from swinging off. Clip carefully off the jug one move higher. Have you done the upper mantle? Jul 7, 2011
Josh Jones
Denver, CO
Josh Jones   Denver, CO
Does anyone know the beta after the 2nd bolt? I've tried a dyno up the face. What about going off right towards the arete? HELP!!! Jul 6, 2011
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Hip, Hip, Hurray is an excellent, steep (!!!!), and powerful route on nearly perfect rock. That Mark finds it closer to 12b than to 12c or 12d may reflect my presently bum hip and now diminished flexibility or simply his having caught too much sun at this crag. This route is steep, or did I already indicate that (?), really steep. What look like good edges from below turn out to be very hard to use and super finger intensive. Even the one slolt is hard to use. After six months of bouldering on plastic, I'd call the moves V4+ to start, V5, V3, and V6 to finish on a sick mantle that pitches you out over the steepest part of the arete. If that doesn't stack up to 12c/d it's hard to imagine what does. By reference, H3 is at least as hard, or harder than Amazing Face at the Bowling Alley in Boulder Canyon, and every bit as good. May 24, 2007