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Routes in Hidden Valley Wall

Anasazi T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Black Beauty T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Cliff Break Fern T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Don King Crack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Float Like a Butterfly T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gardensmith Bypass Shears T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gorilla in Manilla T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hidden Valley Offwidth T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Illusions T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Made In the Shade T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Never Ending Story T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Obe Won Canobe T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Padawan T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quicksilver T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
So This is What Unclimbed Rock Looks Like? T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Summer Solstice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walking Wounded, The T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: KC Baum, Tom Archibeque, 6/24/1988
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Shared By: Jeremy Werlin on May 9, 2011
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

P1: Start at a small pillar with two small boulders on top. The left side is 5.9-, the right is 5.7. Continue up and left climbing the obvious crack to a small roof which is passed on the left. Now you're at the sweet part. Climb double hand/finger cracks in a tight slot to fun exit moves through some dike rock and onto a good ledge with chains. You can belay here or continue up the good hand crack (5.7) in the corner to another big ledge with a small pine tree.

P2: Many options exist (5.6-5.8) to reach the top. The rock quality deteriorates on this pitch and you may encounter loose blocks.

I would recommend rappelling (single 70m) from the chains at the top of the first pitch.

Location

Made In the Shade is on the upper north end of Hidden Valley Wall, almost directly across from Kachina Wings (on the Fortress).

Descent: from top of P1 you can rap from chains with a single 70m. If continuing up P2, walk north to the top of the descent gully and back down a faint climber's trail to the base.

Protection

Small TCUs to hand-sized. 2 bolts with chains at top of P1.

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