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Heart Throb 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown, 1970s
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Submitted By: Chris D on Sep 9, 2013

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Start up a nice crack in a left facing corner below a large roof. The second edition Watts guide describes this as a pleasant crack that most people climb to the bolt and lower from. The original route continues by traversing left then up through steep blocky terrain.

Beyond the initial traverse, the climbing is 5.8-5.9 up to the blocks, then probably 5.10 or more to finish. There is no 5.7 terrain above the traverse.


The unmistakeable corner with the large roof about 20 feet to the left of Theseus


A couple of pieces to 2 inches if you're just climbing the crack. If you're going all the way to the top, add a set of wired stoppers.

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By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 9, 2013

NOTE: The 5.7 climbing ends at the bolt below the roof. You can lower from here, but you'll be lowering and rapping from a single bolt at some point. There's also a fixed pin above the bolt.

Not sure if anyone's finished the route lately, but the stuff above the little traverse to the left of the roof is way harder than 5.7, even old school 5.7.

The crack is okay, I guess, but nothing you'd want to hike in just to do. It's very short.
By Holden Marsh
From: Eugene, OR
May 27, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Though well protected, the move up around the roof is much harder than a 5.7. Don't lead this route if that is your limit.
By Priti Wright
From: Seattle, Washington
Sep 2, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The second roof was way harder than Virgin Slayer but easier than Labyrinth.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Aug 4, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

At the second roof, go right around the arete. There are hidden face holds that make it easier than finishing left.

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