Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Mark Sprague
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Shared By: seth hamel on Aug 19, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

As you approach the Hinterlands, Giant Man is off to the right in the little alcove up the hill. It is a very recognizable route, dominant and steep, bulging over the top of a 55 or so foot slab. The slab section is 5.7, enjoyable, following a neat-looking dike that tapers the further up you get.

Pull up onto the steep after clipping the anchors for the .7 with an extended sling and pull on the biggest jugs that could ever exist for about four or so moves. The mid-section is where it starts to get harder, traverse left a couple of moves (while realizing that there's a lot of exposure up here). Pulling up out of the steepest part of the route is grunty, and finish up on a couple of more technical moves. It is a beautiful route.

Protection

Bring a sling for the anchors right below the beginning of the overhang. A couple of times I have led the slab, cleaned the draws while being belayed down, and then starting from there and going to the top. To me it was worth it to avoid the rope drag. 16 Bolts. Quick clips at the top.

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