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Hanging by a Thread
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|Type:||Sport, 65 ft|
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|Shared By:||MattL on Sep 6, 2009|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionClimb through jugs on the gently overhanging arete past the first 4 bolts. After clipping the 4th bolt, crank through some small crimps and pinch the arete to gain access to bigger holds (crux). Keep it together as you move up a lieback corner with bad feet. Cruise past the last couple of bolts to the anchors.
LocationHBAT starts about 50 feet down in a large depression. Some easy third/fourth class terrain leads down into the depression from the southwest side.
ProtectionSeven bolts to a two bolt anchor. Hopefully soon I'll add some quicklinks to the anchors. There is a wedged block at bolt 3 which is somewhat questionable. I spent a couple hours trying to get it loose with a prybar, but with no success. With freezing and thawing in the next couple of winters it might work itself loose.
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