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This is a prominence of immaculate granite dominated by its namesake climb, Hypertension. It is nice and shady on hot summer afternoons. This gets more wind due to its exposure.

Getting There 

This cirque is located on the northeast side of the top of Turtle Rock. To get there, head toward Land of the Rising Moon, as per the description for LOTRM, but instead of heading up to the saddle between Turtle Rock and Glenn Dome, cut right and up slabs to the top of Turtle Rock. Staying right, walk across the top of Turtle Rock, and head left. The strikingly beautiful Hypertension will soon come into view. You'll know it when you get there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hypertension

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hypertension:
Sweet Unnamed Crack aka Box Canyon Splitter   V1 5     Trad, Boulder, 20'   
Hypertension   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Hypertension 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Wyoming : Vedauwoo : Hypertension
Hypertension is super stiff and super striking, complete with an immaculate backdrop. It is a very overhanging, poddy splitter, tight hands to fingers, capped with a tricky cool pod. After that, the angle backs off substantially and the crack thins down. Rock here is smoother than most of Vedauwoo, there are no real crystals poking out. One of the best lines anywhere, Scarpelli and Suzuki used to run laps on this thing all the time as it was maybe their favorite crack at Vedauwoo. The botto...[more]   Browse More Classics in Wyoming

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