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Hostile Takeover 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Chris Eckstein, Mark Beverly, Lance Hadfield
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 17, 2007

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At the shake before the crux bulge of Hostile Take...


This is the premier route at Gilman. With perfect stone, technical, engaging moves, and a stunning, natural line that goes on forever, this one has it all. Begin on the blank-looking slab just right of the Old Punks on Crack dihedral. Shoot straight up the smooth slab past 3 bolts of heinous, technical face climbing to a ramp-like pod that offers a brief rest. Move up to the lip of the bulge with the help of some nice jugs. An intense rock-over crux surmounts the lip of the bulge, where endless 5.10 face moves await. Snake back and forth up the long wall staying right of the splitter crack.


On the right end of the Right Arrow, beginning two feet right of the the obvious right-facing dihedral at the base of the wall.



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Rock Climbing Photo: Entering the crux of Hostile Takeover.
Entering the crux of Hostile Takeover.
Rock Climbing Photo: High on the upper slab of Hostile Takeover.
High on the upper slab of Hostile Takeover.

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By Shirtless Mike
From: Denver, CO
Oct 25, 2007

To keep the crux the lower bulge and the upper section only 5.10 alot of wandering is required on the upper face. I remember a traverse left between the last bolt and anchors. Going direct made the finish the crux.

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