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Hang Ten 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Howard Doyle and Herb Laeger, December 1977
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Sep 12, 2006

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Having actually hanged ten pulling over the rad in...


This is a steep face and crack; not sustained. It's a bit to the right of Tofu The Dwarf and Palm-u-Granite, and starts from the ground. Climbing over a small roof is the crux - continue up a groove above.


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Rock Climbing Photo: "Hang Ten". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Hang Ten". Photo by Blitzo.

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By Kyle Wills
From: Chicago, IL
Nov 29, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I question the two topo beta drawings on this page. The two seems to contradict each other and I found the more obvious line to be closer to Blitzo's drawing. However this line allows you to bypass the initial roof, which is great because there is basically no Pro until you are standing easily above it. Then the pro is only marginal until you reach the routes crux which is surmounting the bulge between the two horizontals with the prominent undercling(IMHO). Neither beta drawing has the route using this obvious feature, which is a height dependent 5.8 move. The rest of the route is a cruise control jug haul. I overall found this route very enjoyable.

If done in this manner it is most definitely only a 5.8 due to the single crux. The rest of the climbing is 5.5 and under.
By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Dec 18, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

To pass the bulge between the two horizontals I moved right of the prominent waterstreak to the very obvious undercling and made a reachy move to the horizontal fist crack above. Traversing back left using the horizontal crack was interesting and gets the 5.9- rating, but this might not be necessary for others. The rest of the route was cruiser but enjoyable.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Feb 12, 2015

one could actually hang ten pulling that initial roof instead of bypassing it. cool sequence. harder at 10b/c? but yeah, sketchy pro in suspect rock well above a good stretch of blank starting slab

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