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Up the Hatch T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Marcy and Geir
Page Views: 437 total, 4/month
Shared By: Geir on Oct 11, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

This truly fun climb goes completely on gear except for its bolted rap anchors. The first pitch is typical moderate queen creek face climbing protected with occasional horizontals and discontinuous crack systems. The stellar second pitch, however, is a different story: it is a wavy crack system that ends with a committing, technically challenging bulge. Those with a cool head and solid trad skills will find good gear protecting this exciting crux. It is a memorable LDE lead.

1) On the NW corner of the formation, climb the right-most crack to a small ledge. Continue up and to the right of thin, discontinuous cracks. Finish up the pitch on a large ledge at a two bolt anchor (5.8, 90').

2) Step right to a crack running up the middle of the north face. The crack protects nicely using a wide range of cams. The crack ends below a 5.10 bulge. Pull the bulge protected by tricky but solid gear. (5.10a/b, 70').

From here either rappel the route or traverse south to finish on the final pitch of The Shmotem Pole.

Location

North face of the Hatch. See overview photo.

Protection

Stoppers, Doubles through #3 camalot. One #4 camalot.

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Laurel Arndt
Phoenix
 
Laurel Arndt   Phoenix
 
Doug and I had fun on this route, first is a nice cruiser, second pitch was stellar...next time I'm sure Doug will place pro at the exit moves Jan 20, 2010
Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
Catherine Conner   Phoenix, AZ
Only followed the first pitch, but really enjoyed it-FUN! Jan 19, 2010
bio
mesa, az
bio   mesa, az
It was the end of the day and I only had time for the first pitch but very fun, good rock and solid pro. Jan 16, 2010
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10a/b
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.10a/b
Second pitch is the thrill, especially pulling the bulge and wondering about the pro. Solid pro just above the end of the crack (#1, I think) and the crack itself is fun. Dec 6, 2009