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Rookie Hook 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ian Altman
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Submitted By: eDixon on Sep 24, 2008  with updates from eli poss

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This is another decent moderate route near the center of the main concentration of climbs.


This is the [eighth] route from the left.



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By Nic Harnish
From: Durango, CO
Oct 11, 2011

This is a soft .10-.
By S.Mckinna
From: CaƱon City, CO
May 16, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

If you go pretty much straight up over all of the bolts to the anchor, it is a 5.10 climb. At the large roof halfway up the route, you can move to the right avoiding the roof making the grade easier.
By ian altman
Oct 28, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

In climbing this route recently, I think it's becoming easier than 5.10. When we first climbed and bolted it on lead in 2003, we went right over the roof in the middle of the route. Funny story and reason for the name, as my buddy, B. Murray took an impressive whipper when his hook placement popped while drilling the crux bolt. Point is though, after climbing this again in recent years, I think the way of avoiding this crux is becoming more and more worn-in, and most folks find this as the way to go. So I'm calling it 5.9 now given this variation and think the rating should reflect the easy line of passage.

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