REI Community
Hawk-Eagle Ridge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Anthurium S 
ATC T 
Body Lice TR 
Bold Finger T,TR 
Bowling Alley T 
Brother Jug T 
Central Park T 
Cinch Crack T 
Comeback Arete, The T 
Crab, The T 
Cracker Jack T 
Dead Left T 
Death Card (aka Ace of Spades) T 
Devo T 
Die Heeda Rule T 
Emergency Brake T 
Grim Reaper T 
Grubble Gully T 
Hangman, The T 
Heart of Gold S 
Heva TR 
Hooker T 
Hopscotch T,TR 
I've Been Sick T 
Inflorescence S 
January Playmate T 
January Rush T 
Larch, The T 
Last of a Dying Breed  T 
Leapfrog T,TR 
Lips Like Sugar S 
Low Profile TR 
Molehill Direct T 
Mountains Out of Molehills T 
Nails to Nowhere T 
Nobody's Home T 
Pepe le Peu T 
Peter's Out T 
Peters Out - Roof Variation T 
Plinth T,TR 
Prime Time Climb T 
Resisting Arete T,TR 
Roof's Way T 
Rupee Dog Route T,TR 
Rush Buick T 
Russian Arete T 
Self Abuse T 
Shallow Grave T 
Short One T 
Siberian Khatru T,TR 
Skip 'n' Go Naked T 
Slide, The T 
Squeamish, The T,TR 
Stay Hungry T 
Stop! T 
Stranglehold T 
Tekneek T 
Tombstone T 
Uninspiring Wall T 
W T,TR 
Walk About T 
Werner Brothers' Roof T 
You'll Poke Your Eye Out T 

Hopscotch 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a X

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a X [details]
FA: Tony Bubb (soloed), Joseffa Meir, 2/2015
New Route: Yes
Season: Warm and sunny all year.
Page Views: 119
Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 9, 2015

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

  • Seasonal Closures MORE INFO >>>
  • Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

  • Description 

    Hopscotch is a short boulder problem to an easy slab. With a spotter or two, this is a reasonable lead (solo), since the crux is perhaps only 6' up.

    Get hands up onto the obvious starting holds, and then work up on little feet into a mantle or slap the arete to the right. I did it both ways, and both felt 5.9 or so. Beware that YMMV, and there is no gear at that point. A spotter is more important than a belayer.

    I did install a sling anchor on the tree above, in case anybody decides to TR it.

    Location 

    Hopscotch is just around the arete to the left of Skip 'n' Go Naked and climbs up the clean, flat face (slightly steep) for a little over a body length before reaching lower angle rock and better footholds. Go around the corner and look for a ledge for fingers at about extended arm height. This is the start of the route.

    Protection 

    There is really no protection. Get a good spot. The crux is about a body length above the ground, which, while not rocky, is sloping. Ankles could suffer, and the scrunch problem at the crux could see you pitching off backwards.

    There is a sling on the tree up top to belay off of or TR. If soloing, you can traverse to the left and down an easy corner over there to retreat with no rope needed.


    Comments on Hopscotch Add Comment
    Show which comments
    - none yet -

    Mountain Project

    The Definitive Climbing Resource

    MTB Project

    Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

    Powder Project

    Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
    FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About