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Hidden Treasures 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: See comments below
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Submitted By: climb all over on Mar 20, 2008

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Nick T looking for the Hidden Treasure.

Description 

One of the cleanest lines around. Great "first" 12 interesting moves protected well where needed.

Location 

Only Lovely Tower opposite of Fine Nine

Protection 

bolts 4 and anchors??


Photos of Hidden Treasures Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling through the crux section of Hidden Treasur...
Pulling through the crux section of Hidden Treasur...
Rock Climbing Photo: crossing on the mono-pocket
crossing on the mono-pocket
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the Traverse
BETA PHOTO: Starting the Traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: Hidden Treasure - Killer Route!!
Hidden Treasure - Killer Route!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick T on the classic Hidden Treasure
Nick T on the classic Hidden Treasure
Rock Climbing Photo: Nick T right before the blank looking section.
Nick T right before the blank looking section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Don mid traverse on Hidden Treasure
BETA PHOTO: Don mid traverse on Hidden Treasure
Rock Climbing Photo: Thune cruising Hidden Treasures
Thune cruising Hidden Treasures

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By CurtisG
Sep 30, 2008
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Can anyone comment as to the FA's intent on the direct line (lower traverse) or the large pockets up left towards the arete and a high traverse?
By Kevin W. Corcoran
Oct 20, 2008

Absolutely classic! Awesome crux sequence on small, positive holds on a vertical face.
By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Feb 26, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

I can't comment on the FA's intent but I blew the onsight by trying the low rightward traverse. I found it very difficult to get high enough from the lower huecos to latch onto the high crimps. Sent the route next go using the higher traverse (shown in the photo of the route on this page). Seemed 12a using the higher traverse. Fun-- almost as fun as Lovely Arete.

Yes, 4 bolts and anchors.
By Dave Groth
Nov 30, 2010

I think the FA is Mike Simpson or Eric Ulner....all these route should be in the Simpson guide.
Dave Groth
By Kate Mittendorf
From: Nashville, TN
Sep 26, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Per the Ulner guide, the FA belongs to Stason Foster, 1989.

RE: the traverse, everyone I have seen uses the higher traverse, first moving left to the pocket and then rightward along the crimp line. Took me a long time to figure out the big move after the third clip. Had to find the secret foot beta for short people (5'3'').
By Train4life
From: Boulder, CO
May 8, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Cool line, I thought the bolt at the crux could be moved left about a foot and then you can clip off the huge jug before entering the crux and that would protect the crux...that makes more sense then clipping off the crimps that follow. That being said cool climb!

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