|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 75'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]|
|FA:||Hidetaka Suzuki, Ray Ringle|
|Submitted By:||WSnyder on Feb 7, 2006|
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By 1Eric Rhicard
Mar 12, 2006
|A Tucson classic that is great to run laps on as it will make you strong but not skinny like Hidetaka. If you do this route keep in mind that there will be places to move left to the crack to shake out. Many people have done it this way including me the first time I ticked it. This may be the one chink in this cool routes armor. I don't usually like climbs that make you ask yourself or friends "is this hold/rest on route?" I have done it with and without moving left and moving left makes it easier. It is still a lot of fun and a fine accomplishment whichever way you do it. If numbers are a big deal take a letter off if you go left and rest.|
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
Dec 9, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
This climb is fantastic. Varied movement, nice holds, with a pump that builds until the finish. The start is unfortunately marred by having to yard through, or doing a very painful and hard boulder problem, and then a few feet of funky rock. Beginning after the 2nd bolt it's all money. My quality grade reflects the climbing above this point. It's well worth slogging through things to get to the good stuff.
I found the grade a reasonable 12c if you don't go into the crack to rest - which you can do, but certainly wrecks the flow and the pump!
From: Tucson, AZ
Nov 17, 2013
The name Honker comes from the huge bolts on this route. Established in 1989 it was one of the first local routes put up by rap bolting and thus was initially chopped. The first ascentionists returned and placed the current, difficult to remove, bolts.
11 bolts to chains.