Hot September
5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a (avg: 4.4 / 5 votes)
Submitted by: Adam Leedy
Description
More of a mental crux than a technical one. The moves all of the way seemed pretty straight forward. The top to the anchors was tough for me to reach and pull to the ledge so I hand traversed the ledge to the anchors. My taller partner was able to reach above the ledge and pull up sooner. This seemed like the crux move to me
Location
Starts at the base of Rock Wars and does a rising traverse to the anchors of Autumn
Protection
Pro is easy straight forward as long as you are able to trust the flake. The flake is thin and convincing yourself that it isn't going to break off in a fall seems like what made the route 5.9
Photos
walking the flake
walking the flake

Great lead Nick
Great lead Nick

Hot September
Hot September

Hot September
Hot September

Hot September
Hot September

Hot September was sweet
Hot September was sweet

nick leading our first climb at the red
nick leading our first climb at the red

Come on, you know you want to climb this.
Come on, you know you want to climb this.

Comments
Sam Lightner, Jr.  Apr 17, 2010
THis route was absolutely pure fun, in a puckered sort of way. Really cool climb.

Indigo Dragon  Aug 27, 2013
Best (and most impossible) flake I have ever pulled on.

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