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Hard Attack 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chuck Buzzard 3/84
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Submitted By: Shelton Hatfield on Jun 26, 2014

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A spectacular route, itself worth a trip to the Windfall Wall. Thoughtful protection and movement characterize this route, like many of the gorge 5.11s. Climb a fingers to hand crack to a stance under the roof. Skirt left into a beautiful stem box, using your lower gorge trickery to make the small features useful for protection and upward progress. When the columns end,head up and right pulling wild steep moves up the cracked headwall to reach a two bolt anchor.


Left of "Wave of Mutilation", the farthest left bolted line. "Hard Attack" starts in a grey corner beneath a roof formed by a hanging column.


Cams to 2.5", extra fingers and micro, 2-3 each of the smallest not unreasonable. Wires. RP's or Ballnuts useful (for TR'ing through the crux on lead)

Standard rack will apparently suffice for your average hard-person

Anchor has two Metolius rap hangers

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By Jon Rhoderick
Oct 23, 2016

Do yourself a favor and do this route and The Sheepgate. They are the same quality as Cry of the Poor, On the Road, or the Pearl that are super classics across the water yet these guys mostly collect dust.
Ball nuts, offset cams, or offset nuts are nice, but this can be safely climbed with a conventional trad rack

FA Chuck Buzzard 3/84
Mar 1, 2017

+1 to Jon's comment. A varied, unique and simply brilliant pitch.
Standard rack is great. I led this yesterday without RPs, offsets, ballnuts, etc and didn't wish I had them. Safe and super fun.
By Shelton Hatfield
Mar 2, 2017

Rack beta edited to reflect how light-duty I am.

Not gonna lie, the route looked like a midget had aided it by the time I was done leading
Mar 3, 2017

Ha! Shelton I thought your description was/is excellent. Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents that no one should pass up this classic due to not having specialized gear.
By Shelton Hatfield
Mar 6, 2017

I'm glad you did, AJ. This route is awesome and I totally agree with you. Perhaps I can return with less trinkets sometime and give it another whirl.
By CritConrad
From: Bend, OR
Aug 13, 2017

on the upper part of the column I placed 3 cam in the green C3/purple Metolius size as well as a red ball nut. A small nut would have worked well there as well so dont let lack of ball nuts deter you. Save some finger sized pieces for the finish. Great route!

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