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5.9 crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ad 2 Vic S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Adopted Son S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Body Drama S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crossroads S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Deep V Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Humpin' Somethin' S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hydroman S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Incipient Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
JSF S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Le Eaglet T,S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mental As Anything S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old School T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old Trad Line T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Parabolic Corner (high variation) S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Parabolic Corner (low variation) S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
There Goes the Hood S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tin Woman S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Type: Sport
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Nov 18, 2011
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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Slabby face climbing with ample protection. Fun moves: chances for high steps, hand and foot matches, hidden fingertip pockets, tiny edges and nubs for the toes. A more sustained challenge than other Safe Harbor 5.9s like Adopted Son, Tonga and SH Direct.

I went with Eric Horst's grade of 5.9+, though a Rock and Ice article (from around the 1990s?) called it a 5.10a. Hard 9 or easy 10 are both accurate enough for the subjective YDS.


5 bolts to an anchor at the bottom of the rock outcrop on top (where Hydroman ends above and to the right).
Fun climbing on moderate terrain, but not bolted with the welfare of someone new to the sport in mind. I'd disagree with the May 5, 2013, comment - there's ground fall potential if you get scared or are at the top of your grade. Oct 20, 2013
Paul H
Paul H   Pennsylvania
Fun and challenging climb. Very safe falls if leading May 5, 2013
Larry S
Easton, Pennsylvania
Larry S   Easton, Pennsylvania
This is a great route, on of my favorites at safe harbor. Fun thoughtful moves the whole way. Jan 29, 2013