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Hellhound On My Trail 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Urmas Franosch, Kent Barton, Tai DeVore (Oct '07)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Aug 28, 2011

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This nice route is sort of in the middle of the wall.

P1: Start up some easy blocks. Climb past 7 bolts and then traverse left across a gully to reach a bolted anchor below an overhang. This is mostly an approach pitch to get to the good climbing.

P2: Lieback and jam around the overhang, finishing out a bulge on some questionable, but big, holds. Then follow the line of bolts up the nicely featured face to the anchors. A little loose in some spots, but overall a great pitch.

Make 2 raps with one 70m rope.


15 quickdraws.

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By Jeff Scheuerell
Apr 27, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I think there are now 3 pitches.
By GhaMby Eagan
From: Heaven
Jul 22, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Yes there are 3 pitches,

p1=5.8 and actually harder than it looks from the ground
p2=5.11a-belay pass first set of chains (unless you're rapping back down) and belay from ledge.
p3=5.10d-goes up left from anchors on ledge (the route straight up/right of anchors/is 12+)
By Darrell Hensel
Aug 24, 2014

Some rework has occurred in this area of the wall. The first two pitches of Hellhound remain the same, but pitch three has seen some rerouting. Pitch three is now longer (17 bolts) and it isn't possible to get back to the ledge at the end of P2 with a single rope. An intermediate anchor (just above the overlap) has been added that can be used to get off with a single 70m rope.

The pitch going straight up from the left side of the P2 ledge is Cerberus (more like easier 12 than 12+). The original Hellhound pitch starts on the right side of the ledge and trends left. A nice P3 variation is possible by starting with the first four bolts of Cerberus, then continuing on the Hellhound pitch (total of 19 bolts.)
By Todd Graham
From: Sierra Eastside, CA
Jun 5, 2017

Cool route up good rock. Climbed 3 pitches with an 80 meter which allowed us to lower the second down to the ledge at the top of pitch 2 from anchor atop pitch 3. Single rope rappel off ledge atop pitch 2 to anchor atop pitch 1. Bottom line...80 meter allows you to get off entire route using route's ledge anchors.
1st pitch: Scramble up broken blocks past a few bolts to ledge anchor below the layback corner.
2nd pitch: Layback up right-facing bolted corner, then around left to face climbing to big ledge.
3rd pitch: Follow line that angles up and left then jogs a bit right to sloping ledge with anchor. Rap entire route with 3 raps using an 80 meter.

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