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Hash Brownies S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Killer Green Spud S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 30 ft
FA: Jeff Higashiyama & Alan Hirihara, 1996
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Shared By: Aerili on Aug 1, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Huge jugs on a super steep face. Pumpiest 5.8 I've ever climbed!


East face of Potato Patch #5 (per Mammoth Area Rock Climbs). A large boulder lies beneath the start and makes for a great belay seat and clean shoe changeover station.

Gets p.m. shade


4 bolts + Mussy hook anchors


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Steep and juggy throughout with the crux perhaps choosing the best pockets as you move upwards; take care with the flake at the top that's used to clip the anchors. Sep 28, 2011
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
butters   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
i agree with pumpiest 5.8 ive ever climbed! fun. Sep 24, 2013
Stan Pitcher
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
good route, tricky for the grade. First bolt it a bit high, so be careful or stick it. May 5, 2016
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
just a couple of thoughts:

- the anchors are not mussy hooks, they're open cold shuts.

- the left cold shut is worn to the point that the right (medial) side has a sharp edge with a burr.

- the center anchor has a regular alu biner that is worn about 40% on the middle of the spine, no idea how that could have ever happened.

- all in all, this anchor is crap!

- the flake on top is less than solid

- the climbing is definitely pumpy Sep 8, 2016
Jeez. I had to hang on a 5.8!!! felt a bit easier the second time on TR once you find the best holds and movement. Jan 23, 2018

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