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Hepatitis (originally submited & previously published as Hepatitus) 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Henry Barber
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Submitted By: BCavanaugh on Aug 4, 2010

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This is a classic climb done by Henry Barber when sticky rubber and crash pads did not exist. It was given a wide range 5.12 grade.

Start on crimps at chest height. Make a couple hard deadpoints up and right along a seam to a jug. Then make a couple big moves on big holds to gain the slab topout.


This is on the left side of the Pusherman's Wall where it's steep.


A couple pads/spotter.

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By Ben Dubs
Apr 3, 2015

I'd like to propose an updated grade of V4-/V4 for this boulder problem. It truly seems something has broken on this climb and opened easier beta/large holds. How does anyone else feel about this?
By BCavanaugh
From: boston,ma
Apr 21, 2015

^What hold(s) have broken/have a picture?
By Ben Dubs
May 15, 2015

I'm in the process of looking for old pictures to compare with what is available now. Unfortunately all I've found is quite grainy. There's a large, light brown spot in and around the crack in the middle/traverse that appears (to me) that opened another key crimp to use rather than stay/match in the crack itself which certainly seemed more strenuous.

Will post pictures since this great climb needs some pictures anyways.

I could just be an incorrect and naive sandbagger in which case I'll remove my comment about the condition/grade, but I promise this is done with the best intentions to keep any changes to this backyard spot up to date and relevant.
By Max Dismukes
From: North Quincy, MA
Sep 4, 2015
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  V5 6C

So fun! Best problem at Hammond Pond. There is a spot that looks like it may have broken recently. Lighter colored rock with a pretty good crimp that I crossed to before going out right to the first good juggy hold. It felt on the easier side of V5 to me, but having never climbed it previously, I can't say for sure.
By Graham O.
Jul 16, 2016
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  V5 6C

I did this one today. Definitely one of the coolest lines I've done at Hammond Pond. Crimping skills are definitely necessary. Personally, I think it makes more sense to boulder it, but if you're too sketched out and have the anchor, then go ahead and rope climb it.
By Tim McGivern
From: Medford, ma
Jul 17, 2016

To the left of this, there is Goofball which I believe had a protruding pebble. This pebble is long gone and left a "dish" where it used to be. Great problem. Maybe a V3 or V4. It's been awhile.

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