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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, 4/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Tarrant on Apr 29, 2007

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The right-most route on the east face and a good warm-up. Step into the corner from the right and climb the steep face on good holds. It gradually increases in difficulty and then finishes on jugs. Avoid stepping back at the 3rd bolt for the full effect and add another star for quality.


This is on the East face, it is the right-most route.


5 bolts, 2-bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Keegan nearing the crux on Hip Op.
Mike Keegan nearing the crux on Hip Op.

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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
May 24, 2007
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

HO is another surprising route on this surprising crag. While it looks like it should tick in at mid 5.9, it is really a full-on head trick on pumpy terrain. Difficult to sus and powerful to the end. I won't give away the beta, but when the line turns steep expect a fight. Rock is just about perfect. Just believe the grade.