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Hepatitis (originally submitted & previously published as Hepatitus)

5.12 YDS 7b+ French 27 Ewbanks VIII+ UIAA 26 ZA E6 6b British V5 YDS 6C Font

 Avg: 3.7 from 14 votes

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Hepatitis (originally submitted & previously published as Hepatitus) TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
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Type: TR, Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Henry Barber
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Shared By: BCavanaugh on Aug 4, 2010
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer

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This is a classic climb done by Henry Barber when sticky rubber and crash pads did not exist. It was given a wide range 5.12 grade.

Start on crimps at chest height. Make a couple hard deadpoints up and right along a seam to a jug. Then make a couple big moves on big holds to gain the slab topout.


This is on the left side of the Pusherman's Wall where it's steep.


A couple pads/spotter.


Nick C.
  5.12b V5
Nick C.  
  5.12b V5
Best climb at Hammond Pond. I think it's still a V5, but one part of the climb is almost always wet. Just be prepared not to use that area, I did it without using the wet area. Definitely a classic! Nov 26, 2017
Tim McGivern
Medford, ma
Tim McGivern   Medford, ma
To the left of this, there is Goofball which I believe had a protruding pebble. This pebble is long gone and left a "dish" where it used to be. Great problem. Maybe a V3 or V4. It's been awhile. Jul 17, 2016
Graham O.
  5.12 V5
Graham O.  
  5.12 V5
I did this one today. Definitely one of the coolest lines I've done at Hammond Pond. Crimping skills are definitely necessary. Personally, I think it makes more sense to boulder it, but if you're too sketched out and have the anchor, then go ahead and rope climb it. Jul 16, 2016
Max Dismukes
North Quincy, MA
  5.12 V5
Max Dismukes   North Quincy, MA
  5.12 V5
So fun! Best problem at Hammond Pond. There is a spot that looks like it may have broken recently. Lighter colored rock with a pretty good crimp that I crossed to before going out right to the first good juggy hold. It felt on the easier side of V5 to me, but having never climbed it previously, I can't say for sure. Sep 4, 2015
Ben Dubs  
I'm in the process of looking for old pictures to compare with what is available now. Unfortunately all I've found is quite grainy. There's a large, light brown spot in and around the crack in the middle/traverse that appears (to me) that opened another key crimp to use rather than stay/match in the crack itself which certainly seemed more strenuous.

Will post pictures since this great climb needs some pictures anyways.

I could just be an incorrect and naive sandbagger in which case I'll remove my comment about the condition/grade, but I promise this is done with the best intentions to keep any changes to this backyard spot up to date and relevant. May 15, 2015
BCavanaugh   boston,ma
^What hold(s) have broken/have a picture? Apr 21, 2015
Ben Dubs  
I'd like to propose an updated grade of V4-/V4 for this boulder problem. It truly seems something has broken on this climb and opened easier beta/large holds. How does anyone else feel about this? Apr 3, 2015

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