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Hippie Chick 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Nov 7, 2007

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An extension from the dual anchors at P1 of Righteous Babe, Head Wound, or Rockhopper. Head left as for Righteous Babe and move right to the steeper of the two headwalls as the route splits. Pulls onto a vertical wall with thin, questionable holds. The first couple moves are thin and look like some holds have recently broken. I don't think a valid rating will apply to this route until it sees more traffic and whatever holds are strong enough to stick around start to stick out. Still a lot of loose rock.

I can't be definitive about the length. I know a 60 meter gets you down with room to spare. Can't speak to a 50m, so I called it at 90 feet per pitch.


Go left from the double anchors, then right when sitting between the two headwalls.


Well bolted. 9 bolts plus anchor.

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By Rob Chaney
Mar 2, 2009

AS of 2/28/2009 there are no anchors at the top of this climb. I spoke to someone who believes that the ancores have blown off with a chunk of rock. there is a bail beiner about 8 feet from the top. the rock is very loose and exstreamly scetchy. this face probly should not have been bolted.
By Lluis Penalver-Aguila
From: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 14, 2009

Felt more like a 5.9+ than 10c. Tough start move leads to positive but loose holds all the way to the top. As of 9/13/09, there was a bail biner at the last anchor, fun upper section to this wall. Agree that this wall probably should not have been bolted. Works as a TR. BIG rocks came off this wall all day long.

Two raps on a 60m will get you to the ground.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 6, 2009

new anchor.
By drawagoat
May 18, 2010

Climbed April 2010. The rock felt very sketchy in first moves. Also agree that this should probably not have been bolted. Better routes are nearby.
By RussellG
Aug 7, 2012

Could be fun if it were cleaned. In reality, though, there is too much other stuff to do here that's way better.
By Jeff Edge
Apr 10, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

assuming i was on the route described, i think the rock is much better now. been a few years since the last comments

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