Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Nick Benedix & Michael Zarnowski
Page Views: 1,012 total · 17/month
Shared By: Michael Z. on Jun 18, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Named for the boulder cave that forms its roof crux the hermits hideout is a pretty fantastic route with fun varied climbing. Wild moves and good exposure are sure to keep your attention. This would be a real unique route if not for the awesomeness of its neighbors. Still this is one of the steepest routes on the mountain second maybe to fern crack and it only comes in at 5.10+! (+) This is sure to see plenty of action for the area so check it out and get a bit horizontal.

Start up a flake passing a couple horizontals to a bolt and a thin crux (10-) entering the hideout. Step back into the cave and stem out until you can move onto it's climbers right wall this will be less scary for taller people. Move out of the cave placing gear below the ceiling then make some hard moves out the roof gaining a good flake at the base of a sharp arête that is formed by the top block of "the stack" (bolt). Pull this with some difficultly then take a good rest atop your perch before tackling techy but more moderate climbing up the exposed arête. Clip the anchors and enjoy!

This route can be difficult to clean on lower but if you're used to that sort of thing it is ok. If not maybe have a second clean it. Specifically the cam below the roof.

Location

Between the starts of Resident Evil and The Stack

Protection

Four bolts and Gear. In order what we used. Boulder the flake. Green alien first horizontal, blue c4 in the second. Bolt, bolt, #1 red c4 with a runner below the roof. Two bolts and a purple c4 on the final arête/face. Could possibly use a #2 cam instead or also below the roof. Lower off.

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