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Routes in Hermit Spires

North Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Pondo Pete T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shoulder Hopper S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
South Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Unknown Upper West Face Slab Climb T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Laeger, Paul, Carson: 10-83
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Shared By: john durr on Jul 28, 2010
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Pondo Pete is nice trad climb on the cool west side of Hermit Dome. Lieback, stem and face climb up the obvious left facing corner about 50 feet down and right of Shoulder Hopper.

A good bolt protects the crux move near the beginning, but expect plenty of interesting 5.9 moves with technical gear placements until the corner ends.

From the ledge at the top of the corner, face climb straight up 5.7 ground protected by a hard to see bolt to really scary loose blocks.

Gingerly pass the blocks to a fun 5.7 lieback up a 3.5-4 inch lieback flake.


Thin stoppers and TCU's to 0.5", a 3" and 4" cam. Two good bolts. 0.5-1.0" cams for gear belay. From this gear belay, traverse left and down easy 5th to the rap anchor on Shoulder Hopper. Rap with a single 60m rope from Shoulder Hopper's anchor.


Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
Fat Dad   Los Angeles, CA
Named after the late owner of the Ponderosa, Pete Brewer. Jul 19, 2011

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