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Tree Hugger 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: An ascent was made on Earth Day, 2014, DCuster & SRuff
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: dave custer on Apr 25, 2014

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

P1 Face climb to the right finger crack system that leads over a bulge (crux, nuts & small cams) into the main corner/crack system. Climb this past a sandy split in the crack. When the split rejoins, move out left on featured holds in the black, varnished face; trend up and left to an alcove in white rock, possible belay further left beneath the oak tree growing straight out of the cliff under a triangular roof. P2 From the belay, angle back right to regain the central crack system which is followed to the summit.

Location 

behind the huge pine tree in the center of the buttress

Protection 

nuts to 4" cams


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