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(3) Red Wall
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L to R R to L Alpha
Anastasia TR 
Arcturus TR 
Classic Crack T 
Critical Mass S 
Hard Body S 
Hit the Highway T,S 
Kashmir S 
Let's Just Call It Kashmir Direct? S 
Mr. Bentley TR 
No Friction T 
On the Loose TR 
Physical Graffiti T 
Pinhead S 
Red Eye S 
Sheer Energy T,S 
Sheer Stress T 
Shoot From the Hip T,S 
Thai Stick S 

Hit the Highway 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: peachy spohn on Jun 18, 2008

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Description 

Hit the Highway has many approaches, but the best way is to link either Classic Crack or Thai Stick into Red Eye and then into Hit the Highway. Once you reach the anchors of Red Eye you move up as if into Kashmir, but head left into the obvious overhanging dihedral. From Red Eye's anchors all of Hit the Highway is trad climbing. Once you reach the end of the stemming dihedral you can exit left and to the anchors just before the overhang of physical graffiti (fairly burly move) or you can head up right and follow a dirty, flaring, and blocky section to the actual anchors of Hit the Highway. Both ways are about the same grade, but offer different hard moves.

Location 

Red Wall.

Protection 

Sport and Trad.


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By hemp22
May 13, 2009

The first pitch of Hit the Highway is a short & fully-bolted 5.10A, and offers some fun moves by itself. Starts above Anastasia & heads right after 3 bolts to reach the 1st pitch anchor of Red Eye.