|j. Hydroman Sector
Slabby face climbing with ample protection. Fun moves: chances for high steps, hand and foot matches, hidden fingertip pockets, tiny edges and nubs for the toes. A more sustained challenge than other Safe Harbor 5.9s like Adopted Son, Tonga and SH Direct.
I went with Eric Horst's grade of 5.9+, though a Rock and Ice article (from around the 1990s?) called it a 5.10a. Hard 9 or easy 10 are both accurate enough for the subjective YDS.
5 bolts to an anchor at the bottom of the rock outcrop on top (where Hydroman ends above and to the right).
BETA PHOTO: Mental As Anything (left line), Hydroman (middle) ...
BETA PHOTO: Kristin tiptoes up Mental as Anything.
|By Larry S|
Jan 29, 2013
This is a great route, on of my favorites at safe harbor. Fun thoughtful moves the whole way.
From: Southeast Pennsylvania
May 5, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fun and challenging climb. Very safe falls if leading
Oct 20, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fun climbing on moderate terrain, but not bolted with the welfare of someone new to the sport in mind. I'd disagree with the May 5, 2013, comment - there's ground fall potential if you get scared or are at the top of your grade.