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Hugo's Horror Revisited 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: mike lee
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Submitted By: burlap submariner on Jul 24, 2011
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Hugo's is a new take on an older nebulous line that was originally done by hugo stadmuller. Locate the prominent toe of rock that falls just shy of the rr tracks and hike up hill, at the toe of the cliff you will see the wet streak that is the winter route cinema gully, walk climbers right about 25 feet uphill until you see a bolt on a slab.

1. climb a very easy slab to a tree ledge passing a couple bolts on the way.
2. behind the tree ledge there is a small but short head wall, climb this on gear and meander your way up the slab above.
3. follow a slab to some steeper overlaps and shallow corners picking the path of cleanest rock and following bolts and the occasional gear placement.
4. climb steeper rock again following bolts to a couple tricky but well protected moves to the top of the lower teir.


this route is a fine example of the term "mixed" there are bolts just when you need them and gear in any spot that it could be placed naturally.
There are two bolt anchors at all the pitches exept for the first pitch (tree ledge with slings)

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By jcomeau2
Jul 29, 2011

can this routre be done with a 50 meter rope??

By Chris Bartram
From: Littleton, NH
Apr 24, 2012

what gear do you need for this climb Standard rack? Decent options?

By Jeremy A
From: NH
May 16, 2012

Hey there Chris, I used a standard rack. Mostly bolted pitches(Not sport by any means)/bolt anchors. I did not carry any large gear. Up to a #2 BD. Most parties rap w/ 2 ropes (60m). Also to not spit to much beta.."Meander" is the key word for this route. Enjoy.

By Bob A
Nov 13, 2012

I did this route yesterday 11-12-12.
Fun little adventure.

To echo what Jeremy said:
I would bring a small rack to #1 bd (we only used up to a .75).You will need two ropes to get off(4 double rope raps).
I am not sure but would almost bet that 50 meter ropes will NOT get you to the belays (maybe the first?).All pitches seem to be around 180 ft or so.