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Hillside Strangler 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Jim Yost/Erret Allen, 6/1983
Season: spring-fall
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Submitted By: maggie-girl Wenski on Mar 16, 2012

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Description 

Hand crack with patina plates. Pass a small bulge(crux) with a hand/fist crack and great face holds. Continue up face holds/friction over bulges with thin horizontals for pro or fist+ crack to left, careful of rope drag. Scramble across ledge to face climb to the top. Gear anchor. Rap off back 15m

Location 

Psycho Killer Rock far right side. Last tower. Start by tree and chest high boulder in a hand crack with patina holds. Rap off back then walk around to start.

Protection 

Gear to 4. Gear anchor. Fixed rap 15m off back. One 60m rope.


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By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jan 24, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

The descent makes this climb almost not worth it for me when there's much better stuff to climb here. A good warm-up though.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Mar 26, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

-if we're calling 'locals only' 5.6 then we should call 'hillside strangler' 5.6 also. while not as sustained, the crux is just as hard/easy.
-the backside rap is a bit funky: currently a single bolt and a slung rock
-overall a fun, easy route

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