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One Over The Hill 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, TR, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Martin Berzins 1989
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Submitted By: Jeff Welch on Jun 5, 2006  with updates from Bruce Monroe

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Formerly known as The Virgin due to the fact that nobody could climb it (supposedly, even Lynn Hill made an unsuccessful attempt at it), One Over The Hill was eventually freed on lead. This thin overhanging crack is rarely climbed, and even then, usually on toprope. A series of small face holds near the crack were eventually found to be crucial to the top section of this route.


The obvious, thin overhanging crack on the face to the left of Fred P. Jones.


TR, it appears that it would take good gear.

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By James Otey
From: NH
Aug 27, 2009

This route is epically stout for the grade. The locks are shallow, flaring, and wretched, and placing gear is exceedingly difficult. Get ready to get your crimp on for this one.

I noticed some scars where it looks like holds have broken. It's possible that it's gotten harder over the years. I'd peg this at 5.13a.

Protects well with Aliens/TCUs and a rack-o-nuts

FA Martin Berzins, 1989
By Pablo-Roberts
From: Prescott, Arizona
Jul 21, 2011

This is THE PREMIERE line on the island. Best crack route around.
By Martin Berzins
Nov 3, 2012

Perhaps worth noting that a right toe lock on the small roof and a very long reach was key to what was the crux for me - the middle of the crack. I only just made it to the hole at the top.
Wasn't sure that I could exit as I'd not top-roped the route so crouched there unprotected while my belayer Bill Griffith went around to the top to see if the finishing holds were OK. He went back down put me back on belay and the ascent was completed. Hope this helps.
By Nolan Huther
From: Clarkson University
Nov 25, 2015

Talked with one of the guys, Dale I believe, who has been bouldering and climbing here since the 80's- Lynn Hill did in fact attempt this while being in the area on some sort of sponsor business and a friend took her down to Moss Island, he wasn't specific on the details. He said that the reason she couldn't get it was, unfortunately "she's short," and remembered how Berzins onsighted it (epic!) while everyone else he's seen do it make it a year to two year long project.

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