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Hans Solo 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, December 1982
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Submitted By: Donno on Apr 4, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Mid day on a beautiful day in January 2016.


In the middle of the right-half of Zippy Rock is a crack that turns into a left-facing flake and then tops out as a low-angled hand crack: this is Hans Solo. This route is short, fun, and easy to protect. Maybe really 5.8. Scramble down ramp/chimney to the south.


med nuts to start, large cams to finish

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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Oct 29, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Short but fun. Extra half star relative to other climbs in the area. Pretty good rock (great considering the area). Easy for the grade.
By Obi
From: Portland, OR
Nov 5, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Felt short, even for Jtree standards. The rock quality appears questionable from a distance, but is good upon closer inspection.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 6, 2012

Good rock, fun moves, low crux, soft landing. Solo this thing. Did this for my 400th Josh route.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 6, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Very short crux, even for a short route. Easily protects. Walk off down behind the formation and climber's right then skirting the formation back to the base.

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