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Hair Dresser 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jul 4, 2003

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Myself following Hair Dresser. Ben is up top belay...

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On the severly long and pockety southest face, climb the left side of the slab. Climbing begins in a flakey crack system and then heads directly up the left side of the face. Climbing is simple until the first bolt is reached, which is about 15 feet from the top. Once clipped in, a committing handless slab smear will scare the hell out of a 5.9 leader. The long move is fun, but climbing on the route other than that doesn't get this route any more stars.


1 bolt about 55 feet off the ground. There are several places where cam placements are good, but not required. The lone bolt serves as protection for the crux, and other climbing on the route is probably 5.3, with the exception fo the first 2 moves.

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By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

Fun route. Scary solo.
By Jennifer H
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Great warmup route. Practically a ladder.
By vincent L.
From: Redwood City
Mar 16, 2014

A nice moderate route . Fun pockets with a tenuous little slab finish at the top. Worth doing.
By Michael Turner 1
From: San Francisco, California
Nov 26, 2014

Super Fun!
By Guy T. B.
From: Santa Cruz, California
Jan 20, 2015

Does anyone have more detailed gear beta? Specifically what size pro does this take?
Mar 21, 2015

Guy. T. B., I lead this awhile ago, however, I stayed to the right since the left side of the slab is pretty mossy. Led hair dresser today (route to the right) and they felt very similar (minus the beginning). You can place gear behind some flakes (don't remember what size) but it sounds hollow and will probably break off with a fall from above. Unless you're comfortable with runout, I would recommend TR.
By Adam Lokar
Feb 4, 2017

Crux move right off the ground and then again at the very top. Lots of easy pocketed slab climbing in between. I recommend top roping off the 2 bolts on the top. Both seem to be in good shape.

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