The Hex Files
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This is the only route on the wall that requires a rack to climb. However, the protection is tricky in spots and non-existent in others. A massive traverse requires many long slings- and rope drag is still an issue!
Start in the large left facing dihedral on the right side of the wall. Follow this up as it arches and traverse to the base of a finger crack. Follow this up, then step left and climb over some boulders to a ledge and belay. Just below this ledge is the Science Patrol rappel anchor.
Two ropes are required for rappel.
Gear to a 3-4" cam is useful, although those looking for more adventure should go for a passive only ascent!
By Cunning Linguist
Dec 24, 2014
There are now a handful of routes on this wall that require placing gear. Mothra, Ghidorah, MK Ultra, Ultramagnetic MCs, Rodan, and Hex Files all require gear to some extent. Hex Files is the only all-gear line and hexes and up to fist sized cams will be appreciated on this route.
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
May 29, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
With careful and creative gear placement this is PG-13 at most. From the finger crack, which follows the first short traverse, head towards a bush climbers left. Belay below and right of the bush in horizontals. Greatly reduces rope drag. From here scramble up and left of the bush and down to the anchors on Science Patrol. Can protect this scramble with a #3 and small Alien if desired.