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Routes in Alien Head Area

Alien Head S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Angel's Desire S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chick Magnet, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Funky Fresh S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hammer, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Holly Hipkiss S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Horney Goat Weed T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Neenee, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Starrbonne S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on Apr 26, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

On the largest south-facing crag on the hillside there are 2 bolted lines....the left one goes more or less straight up, and the right traverses a bit (right to left) on a dike weakness; Holly Hipkiss is the right route on the dike. A steep start on big holds leads up the weakness past bolts to an anchor.

Location

This route is on the large So. facing cliff easily seen from the Rattlesnake parking. Hike across Rattlesnake wash, and start hiking up the gully to the right of the crags. After awhile, hike directly up to the crag. This is the right of 2 bolted climbs on the formation.

Protection

5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor (quickdraws only).

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carl
Durango, CO
 
carl   Durango, CO
 
The start is right over a large barrel cactus- spotting is a must. Nov 29, 2013
C Miller
CA
  5.8
C Miller   CA  
  5.8
A cruxy start with a bad landing segues into fun, featured face climbing on knobs and edges with a little bit of loose rock thrown in for good measure.

An easy downclimb exists down slabs to the climber's right. Jan 3, 2012