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YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13c French: 8a+ Ewbanks: 30 UIAA: X- ZA: 31 British: E7 7a [details]
FA: Randy Leavitt, February 1990
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Submitted By: Randy on Jan 1, 2002

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Randy Leavitt on the FA of Hydra (5.13c), Joshua T...


This excellent steep sport route is located to the right of Sideburn. Make a series of steep technical face moves (12c) to a large jug where you can get a rest. Above, power out the overhanging "wave-like" wall/roof (crux).


9 bolts; 2 bolt anchor.

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Randy Leavitt on Hydra (5.13c), Joshua Tree NP. Ph...
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Hydra.  Pardon the rope.
Hydra. Pardon the rope.
The secret is out!
The secret is out!

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By Randy
Apr 28, 2003

Please note that this formation gets lots of sun and is sheltered from the wind. It is best done on cooler days.
By Adam Stackhouse
Feb 24, 2006
rating: 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a

This 70 ft route is a power-endurance route, taking Leavitt just under two weeks to put together. There is 40 ft of the described 12c climbing enroute to the crux which involves a series of dynos. The aforementioned jug, allows one to shake out but not totally recover. Expect well over an hour approach for this beauty.
By D.Burd
Jan 1, 2011

Route needs to be climbed with caution! Extremely loose jug around bolt number 6.
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