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Routes in Little Baldy

Air Heads T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Bit By Bit T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crazy Bald Heads T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hair Raising T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hairbrain T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Merkin, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Middle Size White Boys T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Prodenominator S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Regular Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Skinhead S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sparkler S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tapestry T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Welcome to Little Baldy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Herb Laeger and Dick Saum, 1982
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Shared By: limpingcrab on Jun 1, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Hair Raising is a trad line that climbs a corner system from bottom to top through some beautiful sections. The upper two pitches are what make this climb great. The first pitch is dirty and can be bypassed by climbing to the big ledge via Cornered Animal (5.9) or Welcome to Little Baldy (5.10a).

P1: Climb the big blocky corner up to the big ledge.

P2: From the left side of the big ledge, follow the right facing corner system (crux).

P3: Continue up the corner until the crack disappears, then head up through slab to the roof and follow it right.

(P2 and P3 can probably be linked but I haven't tried it)


From the base of the dome head up and left past one big corner until the second corner. If you get to the big ramp that's the Regular Route you've gone too far.

If you approach via another route, pitch two starts at the left side of the big ledge.


Gear up to 3" with extra small stuff. A 4" piece might make parts more comfortable but isn't necessary.


I wrote 2 of 5 stars in my notes. Also wrote "first pitch is ugly and dirty with many loose blocks. After stepping on a stack of blocks they started to slide but was able to push them off. Now the pitch is harder." That was a long time ago and I vaguely remember this. Feb 8, 2015
Visalia, CA
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
The corners are a bit mossy from lack of traffic, but getting better. Still really fun! Jun 3, 2013