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Hypnotic Ditch-Hiker

V3-4, Boulder, 7 ft,  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Brad Fauteux
New Hampshire > Southern NH & S… > Clough SP > N End > Mammoth Rock Area > Mammoth Rock Area

Description

Good rock quality, obvious starting rail,  and powerful moves to textured slopers on a rad suspended arete.

Sit or squat-start matched on a smooth flat rail under the boulder. Find some feet and pull on before tossing up to a good sloper. Figure out how to match and continue up on slopers and press it out to gain the top of the boulder.

Location

This problem is located directly behind "Bulbasaur". It is the obvious suspended prow with a sloping rail start.

From the buoys, hike right along the hillside pass The Movie Gallery. Once the Threshold Boulder is reached, walk around the right side before cutting back left and hiking a few yards up the hill. The first boulder found is the boulder with "Bulbasaur". Once "Bulbasaur" is located, "Hypnotic Ditch-Hiker" can easily be found behind said problem on a slightly lower tier.

Protection

1 or 2 pads. The landing is a bit awkward, but a big pad levels it out safely and a briefcase or slider helps the climber feel a bit more comfortable.

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The short but incredible little block!
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The starting rail!
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