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Routes in Psycho Killer Rock

Hillside Strangler T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Psycho Chicken T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Psycho Killer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Styrofoam Boots T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: Jim Yost/Erret Allen, 6/1983
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Shared By: maggie-girl Wenski on Mar 16, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Hand crack with patina plates. Pass a small bulge(crux) with a hand/fist crack and great face holds. Continue up face holds/friction over bulges with thin horizontals for pro or fist+ crack to left, careful of rope drag. Scramble across ledge to face climb to the top. Gear anchor. Rap off back 15m

Location

Psycho Killer Rock far right side. Last tower. Start by tree and chest high boulder in a hand crack with patina holds. Rap off back then walk around to start.

Protection

Gear to 4. Gear anchor. Fixed rap 15m off back. One 60m rope.

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old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.6
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.6
-if we're calling 'locals only' 5.6 then we should call 'hillside strangler' 5.6 also. while not as sustained, the crux is just as hard/easy.
-the backside rap is a bit funky: currently a single bolt and a slung rock
-overall a fun, easy route Mar 26, 2015
Josh Cameron
Sacramento, California
  5.4
Josh Cameron   Sacramento, California
  5.4
The descent makes this climb almost not worth it for me when there's much better stuff to climb here. A good warm-up though. Jan 24, 2015