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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
Page Views: 6,421 total, 50/month
Shared By: Mark Tarrant on Apr 29, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the second route from the right. It is a very fun, gym-like climb up the steep, east face using the arete on the left. The crux is half-way up followed by a hard move at the last bolt and then a pumpy finish. It's only 5.7 up to the first bolt.


This is on the East face, the second route from the right. It climbs a face and arete.


5 bolts, chain anchor.
Tommy Fuerst
Golden, CO
Tommy Fuerst   Golden, CO
I took the orange draws off the route today. They were in OK condition, but the bones are definitely sun stiff, and it wasn't too hard to get them off the route. If the owner would like them back, send me a pm, or if the community would like them back up on the wall, I can do that too. Sep 30, 2015
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
Bwha-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa.... There's like, ZERO chance this is only 12a. Empire and Wet Dreams...both mentioned here, both a letter grade easier than this fierce puppy!

And whoever's orange draws are hangin' on this...the bones are STARTING to get sun stiff. Heavy leaders beware.... Aug 27, 2015
Gneiss Yeti
Denver, Colorado
Gneiss Yeti   Denver, Colorado
Fun, but be forewarned that the rest of the crag is no bueno. Although a solid route, it's not worth the hike up for just one route. May 22, 2014
Tzilla Rapdrilla
Tzilla Rapdrilla  
I think if one didn't pick up that the low crux works best by going left on the arete, the route would seem a whole lot harder. I got suckered into staying on the face at first before discovering the much better way staying over on the arete. May 2, 2014
Boulder, CO
Train4life   Boulder, CO
Super classic route! It's on the softer side of the 12a grading but definitely not 11d! Short and has a ton of holds and rests on a 6 bolt climb! Amazing climbing and a great 12a for the bouldering type! I hope that you were joking when you said that it was harder than Sucking my Will to Live, which is probably the stiffest 12c in Colorado! I've heard people call it 13a...I do not agree, but it's hard! This had no definitive crux, other than maybe a short pump crux! Cool route! :) In comparison, Wet Dream (Wall of the '90s) has a harder crux and that's after 80 ft. of climbing! May 2, 2014
Jon Zucco
Denver, CO
Jon Zucco   Denver, CO
Benchmark 12a with movement akin to the middle of 'Empire of the Fenceless'.

Sustained. Short. Fun. Aug 13, 2013
New Haven, CT
GabeO   New Haven, CT
One of the best routes at the grade in CCC that I've done. I'd only take off a half a star (if I could), as it's short. Jul 24, 2013
BB121   Colorado
IMO, I thought the route was fairly soft at 12.a. Regardless of the rating, it's a fun route, but watch out for rattlesnakes! We almost stepped on two of them hanging out at the base. Jul 12, 2013
Mike McKinnon
Golden, CO
Mike McKinnon   Golden, CO
Thought this was stiff for the grade.

For me, it was as hard as Sucking My Will, harder than TDD fer sure and harder than anything in the same range on the Anarchy Wall.

Solid 12b or maybe even 12b/c. May 31, 2013
Josh Jones
Denver, CO
Josh Jones   Denver, CO
Upgrade to 12a/b at the least. Mar 18, 2012
dan scales
Denver, CO
dan scales   Denver, CO
Superb climb!!!! Pumpy for the grade but adequate rest 4th and 5th bolt if you can get the feet. There's a jug just behind the anchors with NO chalk, so make the extra two moves to make the clip casual. Oct 16, 2010
Denver, CO
ZachS00   Denver, CO
I broke a lower hold off Hipster this morning (7/23/09). Careful of loose rock just above the second bolt. Now there's a solid undercling/sidepull instead of a flat crimp ledge. Great route. Jul 23, 2009
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Fun route and really pumpy for the grade.... Apr 26, 2009
Lots of fun! Thanks for putting up this route. Apr 11, 2009
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
Good route, get out and do this one. Jun 28, 2007
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
This route has excellent thin moves to an off-balance dyno right onto the sharp edge of the arete. The Hipster delivers a lot of pump in 50 feet of climbing. Overall rock quality is excellent, the climbing continuous and interesting. Pro is dead-on perfect. May 24, 2007