Hot September
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a (avg: 4.7 / 9 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
Hot September
Hot September

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

Hot September was sweet
Hot September was sweet

Hot September
Hot September

Hot September
Hot September

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

walking the flake
walking the flake

Great lead Nick
Great lead Nick

X-block is strong enough for a foot or hand, but don
X-block is strong enough for a foot or hand, but don't crank on it too much.

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

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

Dominic Rickicki  Mar 22, 2015
Unreal that a flake like this exists at the red, sooo much fun. Definitely a mental crux though, you can feel the flake vibrate in your feet when you drag a cam around behind it. A lot of people on the redriverclimbing page say bring x number of this size cam, but honestly, just don't fall.

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