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Routes in Upper Hackberry
|Red Alert T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1 PG13|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 65 ft|
|FA:||Trevor Bowman & Roy Suggett|
|Page Views:||201 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||Roy Suggett on Mar 5, 2017|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionClimb: Code Sentry Tower in the upper end of Hackberry Canyon
Route: Follow the Red Alert line on the south side of the Code Sentry
A rather picturesque guardian of our current freedoms and the upper reaches of Hackberry Canyon. This sentry stands alone to inspire those who venture down this remote and beautiful drainage. The line is free for the first half but turns to fixed anchors and aid for the last portion. The transition between these two styles will be your crux, albeit relatively safe.
The line is the obvious weakness on the south side of the monolith. It starts on easy blocks which lead to a vertical hand crack. Run up this to a horizontal and cut right. Place shallow gear here prior to an awkward move on to a soft shoulder. Gain good footing and clip a pin (loose...bring a #2 angle to improve). Step onto the face left and then straight up the face past the drilled pin and two bolts. The exit will need a large stopper or a .5/.75 BD cam. This is not for those who require rock solid metamorphic climbing. Red Alert will expect an experienced hacker to sign the register on the summit.