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Routes in Hillbilly Rock

Bear Hug T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Billy Goat Arete T 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Deb's Day Off TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
East Face Center/Hillbilly T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
East Face South Side/Hillbilly T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Jessica's Line (aka HBF Front Boulder) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Jethro T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
North Face T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
North Ridge (aka HBF Middle Boulder) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
West Face S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
West Face Right S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 394 total · 7/month
Shared By: Jeff G. on Dec 29, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description [Suggest Change]

This is a fun sport route in a nice setting. It starts with a 20 foot section of 5.8 to the first bolt, then intricate face climbing on cool crystals leads around the corner to crux moves going left along the roof. A good shakeout on big holds leads past one more tricky section. A moderate runout on pretty easy climbing leads to the anchor.

The Haas guidebook has this route graded as 5.12c. We didn't think it was nearly that hard, and I think it is probably closer to 12a.

Location [Suggest Change]

This is the right-most route on the West face of Hillbilly rock. Start up a nice looking slab to a high first bolt, then traverse left onto the steep face past a roof and three more bolts. After the 4th bolt, go back right to the arete, and finish on easier slab moves.

Protection [Suggest Change]

Bring some stoppers and small cams to avoid the long run-out to the first bolt. 4 bolts protect the hard climbing very well.

The anchor is now bomber with new bolts.

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Adam Sanders
Erie, CO
Adam Sanders   Erie, CO
There is all-new hardware on this and the adjacent 12c. A piece or two for the start and a stick clip for the other route are worth bringing up. Mar 10, 2014

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