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Hook, Line, and Sinker, aka the Free Boissonneault-Larson T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Jaded Lady T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Original Sin T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Sendero Luminoso Free T 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Shady Lady T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches
FA: FA- Steve Quinlan 1980 FFA- Nik Berry, David Allfrey, Mason Earle 2014
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Shared By: m-earle on Aug 23, 2014
Admins: Mike Snyder

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This is an Incredible and sustained free climb. Very technical climbing, from patina crimping, to tech-9 seam navigation. Nik, Dave and I spent two summers out at Mount Hooker working on this route, employing a variety of techniques to find the free line- aid climbing endless beak seams, equipping free variations ground-up off hooks and stances, and hours spent working sequences on mini-traxion. The first 5 pitches actually follow an original attempt of the wall, joining Sendero Luminoso at the base of the crux pitch, which we dubbed the "A3 Beauty." From here, the route takes a bee-line to the top of the wall, following an immaculate seam through the otherwise blank shield of rock.


Center of the wall


Cams- grey ghost to #3

Wires- small to medium

Some beaks and a hammer, in case fixed gear needs replacing


Sometime in Spring 2017 the large panel that formed the first pitches of Sendero and Hook, Line and Sinker fell off. In August of 2017 Dylan and I established a new first pitch to the right of the rock scar, ending at the P1 anchors of Sendero (5.11-). We then added a traversing pitch to the left across the top of the rock scar to access H,L&S (chossy 5.9). Enjoy! Aug 28, 2017
This is an inspirational send. Do you guys have any more pictures or videos?
Nevermind. I found it on YouTube. Badass!!! Aug 26, 2016
Congrats on the bad-to-the-bone new free route!! Thanks for putting in the effort and hard work. Stoked to check it out someday. Respect! Aug 27, 2014