This is sort of an atrractive line firing the 3rd arete of 3 bolted aretes from the left. It has a moderate start before the business begins. There is a terrific rest on the right side of the arete. More challenging climbing continues above.
On the left side of the cliff, there is an arete with bolts on the left side of it. It is probably the 9th route from the left, probably the 7th bolted line.
8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.
|By Mark Rolofson|
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
This is my favorite route at the Hideout. Even though it is not as classic a 5.12 as Plan B & Hot Wire on Security Risk, or Global Gorilla at Animal World, Harassment climbs a very striking, vertical arete. The bottom half of the route climbs a face that starts out easy & then turns to .12a moves above 3rd bolt. The business is a desperate face crux at 5th bolt. From a tips lieback hold in a tiny, right-facing corner, reach tiny edges and dyno to a jug. This is technical with small edges for the feet.
It is also possible to traverse right, which is slightly easier (.12b) but not as cool. Then gain a rest on a shelf on the right side of the arete. Move left, at 7th bolt, to ascend the left side of arete for an exciting, committing finish. Clip the last bolt when your hand are above it on the sloping shelf below the anchor.