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Routes in Lion's Head

Hakuna Matada S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lion Cling S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lion of Judah S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Simba's Pride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Peter Heekin. 2005.
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Jun 12, 2011
Admins: grk10vq, Mike Engle

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Description [Edit]

Another fun two-pitch route up the center of the formation, Lion of Judah shares the first nice 5.9 pitch of Hakuna Matada but heads up the right side of the upper headwall on similar cool patina holds but at a more moderate grade.

Climb the fine first pitch of Hakuna Matada past seven bolts to a bolt and chain anchor on the face. While it's fine to anchor here, it's a lot more comfortable to continue up another 10 feet to the scoop/ledge and a single bolt belay below the upper headwall.

From the belay, head up the right line of bolts on steep but positive patina features past six bolts to a bolt and chain anchor.

Two single rope raps with a 60m or 70m rope will get you back down.

Location [Edit]

The middle of the Lion's Head formation. Identify the bolts of pitch one leading up past cool features and jugs. The upper pitch of Hakuna Matada will be obvious.

Protection [Edit]

Seven bolts to a bolt and chain anchor on P1. Six bolts to a bolt and chain anchor on P2.

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