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Routes in Hailstone Rock

Close Encounters (of the bird kind) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coronor S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doc's Holiday T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Doppelganger S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
East Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extra Terrestrial Intelligence S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hail Fire S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hailstone Arete S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hailstone Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rocket Ride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Alec Isabeau, et al
Page Views: 474 total · 9/month
Shared By: Eric Berghorn on Feb 8, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details


This route ascends a wide gully on the south buttress of Hailstone Rock. After clipping the first bolt (shared with Hailstone Arete route) veer off right towards the base of a steep gully Ascend up through a series of broken tiered ledges to the bolted anchor shared with Hailstone Arete. A big shout out and thanks to Alex Isabeau, Mojo, and others who discovered and climbed many obscure routes throughout MSH !


This route starts at the base of steep gully approx. 20 feet right of the Hailstone arĂȘte route base.


Shares the start and first bolt of Hailstone arĂȘte route. After that small to medium gear placements can be used to protect the reminder of the route. Shares an anchor with the Hailstone Arete route.


Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes  
One of my all-time least favorite trad leads. The first two-thirds of the climb is a bit spooky on less-than-solid blocks, then the climbing improves with solid protection. There are two old pitons, although I saw and clipped only one (my partner spotted the second). May 9, 2016

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