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"Otto Mattock" T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Ancient Squamish Secret T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fanfare for the Common Man T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Groovy Guru T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hungry, Hungry Hippos T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
It's Not Easy Being Green T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pop-Sickle T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Rick’s Root T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smells Like Fir T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stihl Cleaning T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Tastes Like Chicken T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Total StinkEye, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Kevin Henshaw, Chris Small 2012
Page Views: 74 total, 5/month
Shared By: Anders Mjos on Aug 9, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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Description

Start in the right facing corner next to Hungry, Hungry Hippos climb to the end of the crack system, move right on edges and than back again to crack/edges. Crux is at the thin crack at the top. The crux can be bypassed using Rick’s Root on the left (10a).

Location

Start in the right facing corner next to Hungry, Hungry Hippos in the large rectangular hole.

Protection

SR to #1. Chains on top.

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Mark Roberts
Vancouver, BC
 
Mark Roberts   Vancouver, BC
 
I thought the crux was very contrived. The face between the broken cracks and Rick's Root is the most logical way up to avoid Rick's Root, but it puts you so close to the crack on the left it feels like a ridiculous game to not touch it, especially with ledge-fall potential. Aug 9, 2016