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Hiliter 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b R

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Lance & Dane Daugherty, 1967
Season: Fall to Spring
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Mar 7, 2006
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Description 

Hiliter is a bit spicy, with a pretty good run to the first bolt. Best to know you're solid, or have a good set of spotters and a bouldering pad to fall back on (joke intended).

On the northwest side of The Wedge, climb up edges and crystals past two bolts to the top.


Location 

Only bolted line on the northwest side of The Wedge.


Protection 

Two bolts, 2-bolt anchor/rap on top.



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Jeff on the wedge
Jeff on the wedge
My attempt... even with the protection this was very scary!  Apparantly now there are houses everywhere in the background... Is that bar/restaurant still down there?  What was it, ties on the ceiling?
My attempt... even with the protection this was ve...
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By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Jan 10, 2010

Not sure this really deserves an R anymore. Tricky getting to first bolt, then cruise past one more on big holds to top.

By Stephane Fitch
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 28, 2013

There probably was a time when this was an approachable 5.7. Alas, the rock is crumbly, and the holds have all been snapped off the beginning of the route. If you're not quite comfortable climbing 5.11 slab, bring a ladder. You'll need it to get to the first bolt.

By KayLeann
From: Tempe, AZ
Feb 24, 2014

I would agree that the first bolt is high but if you commit, it's all there. The rating is accurate for the Pinnacle Peak area old school ratings. The most difficult part is the first bolt and after that it's a cruise.