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Hang 'Em High 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Kurt Smith / Mike Pont
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Submitted By: Nate Weitzel on Sep 1, 2001

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Keith Beckley fighting his way up the classic Hang...


This is a Project Wall classic for the grade. This climb almost always has fixed draws as someone is always working on it.

Climb straight up the middle of the X crack, following the bolted line up this immaculate piece of limestone. Look for a couple of key rests to help the lower cruxes, and hang on tight because the fun is between the last bolt and the anchor, just the way it should be!

This is a technical and long and an endurance fest.


10 bolts to the lower off anchors.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Nov 7, 2001

I'll second Nate on this one. Hang'em High is one of the best moderate lines in the canyon. Personally, I find it to be very continuous at the grade.
By Anonymous Coward
Feb 20, 2002

Some find this route hard for .12b, especially since holds broke last season.
By Anonymous Coward
Jul 25, 2003

How is 12b "moderate"?
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 25, 2003

The new guidebook calls this route 12c. None of the moves are that hard, but you'll need 12c endurance to send.
By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Jul 12, 2011

I can understand why folks struggle to fix a b or c grade on this rig. It's true that none of the moves are that difficult, but they're difficult to read and sustained -- with three cruxes, one coming right before the anchors. No 12b at Rifle -- with the exception of Easy Skankin' or Noble Wife -- is that long or that sustained. 12c is my vote.
Jul 13, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

The triangle sloper/jug that most people clipped the sixth bolt from is no longer there.
By T_jones
From: Salt Lake
Oct 16, 2012

I couldn't agree more that this thing is 12c. Everyone considers easy skankin' hard for .12b, and this had substantially harder moves with not really any good rests.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 14, 2013

First 3 bolts replaced with Fixe glue-ins from the ASCA last spring (2012).

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