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Hop Sing 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: tony grice on Jan 11, 2007

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"Hop Sing". Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Hop sing is an awesome 5.8 crack! Cool slashes decorate this crack.
Great, hard ,almost polished rock for 115 ft or so. Splitter for the grade. you will love it.
Nice jams, classic movement.
Do it!

Location 

left side of the wall next to a large detached flake crack. start in a pit. Walk off left. Look for the grey slashes in the crack that distinguish this fine climb. sunny mid morning to afternoon.

Protection 

cams lots of #3's,I placed a 3.5 and a 4. Nothing smaller than #1.
The anchor in the cave above sucks CHOSSS! maybe belay a little lower. Walk off left


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By C Miller
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From: CA
Jan 11, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

While enjoyable, this is hardly a classic in my book.
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jan 11, 2007

Tony, did you mean to imply nothing "smaller" than a #1 cam?
By tony grice
Jan 22, 2007

YES SIR I did mean nothing smaller than a #1 cam.
Sorry to each his own , i thought it was an awsome fun route for the grade and there are not a lot of killer 5.8 cracks around. Maybe I was a bit batty for the 4 stars but I really liked this one.

I mean, you will not place any pieces smaller than a one Camelot. Bring the yellow aliens if you must, but you won't need them.
By Dave Cox
Jan 23, 2007

Fun climb with a slick beginning,and a nice location.
By Richard Shore
Dec 19, 2012

Pretty nice for the grade. The slashes on the left wall of the crack make perfect hand-jam constrictions for the duration of the climb. This would be a great route for a budding leader to learn how to place hexes.
By Ian Z
From: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 10, 2014

The rock in the cave above is more like mud...

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