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Hillside Strangler 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Jim Yost/Erret Allen, 6/1983
Season: spring-fall
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Submitted By: maggie-girl on Mar 16, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Hillside Stangler follows the hand crack in the mi...


Hand crack with patina plates. Pass a small bulge(crux) with a hand/fist crack and great face holds. Continue up face holds/friction over bulges with thin horizontals for pro or fist+ crack to left, careful of rope drag. Scramble across ledge to face climb to the top. Gear anchor. Rap off back 15m


Psycho Killer Rock far right side. Last tower. Start by tree and chest high boulder in a hand crack with patina holds. Rap off back then walk around to start.


Gear to 4. Gear anchor. Fixed rap 15m off back. One 60m rope.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Steep climbing on this 5.4
Steep climbing on this 5.4
Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the crux of the climb.  Lots of options ...
BETA PHOTO: Just past the crux of the climb. Lots of options ...

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By Dayne C
Jul 28, 2014

The Rappel anchor is on the backside of the tower to the South East of where you top out. Anchor is visible from the base in the corridor on backside of tower (webbing/cord might need to be replaced). Not very obvious where to go when you get to the belay on the large ledge at the end of first pitch. Good idea to stay on belay when heading to the rappel anchor, making for a very short exposed 2nd pitch.
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Jan 24, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

The descent makes this climb almost not worth it for me when there's much better stuff to climb here. A good warm-up though.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Mar 26, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

-if we're calling 'locals only' 5.6 then we should call 'hillside strangler' 5.6 also. while not as sustained, the crux is just as hard/easy.
-the backside rap is a bit funky: currently a single bolt and a slung rock
-overall a fun, easy route

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