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Hillside Strangler 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Bill Levanthal, July 1989
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 27, 2006

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A weird entry move takes you up onto a clean arete. A wide variety of moves goes up (and just left of) the arete.


3 bolts plus gear (a #1 Camalot protects an exposed move between the second and third bolts)

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By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 27, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Fun with committing and balancy moves up the arete. Crux is past the first bolt and then it's much easier. Tree sap occasionally drips onto the lower portion of this and neighboring routes.
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 24, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I seem to remember this route being a bit on the scary side.
By Brandon R
From: Sacramento, CA
May 19, 2008

A little tricky just getting onto the face, but straight forward fun climbing after that. I didn't find it that scary, but it did have my attention.
By Tradiban
Aug 28, 2017

I clipped the second bolt from the right side of the arete and then down climbed to the first bolt to turn onto the slab. Micro edges to start and then it eases off, a little run after the second bolt. Look right at the seam, around the corner is good gear.

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