Suburban Hangover is the first route you see on the Needle. There are a series of seriously overhung sport routes and SH is the farthest to you left. The crux is getting up to the first bolt. A stick clip is highly recommended as a fall would be most painful. Don't underestimate the 10c rating when bouldering up to the bolt.
6 draws and a long sling if wanting to top rope. This anchor shares with the route to the right as well.
|By Mitch Musci|
Jun 11, 2007
The first bolt is a bit high, but there is a nice jug to clip off of. Just gun for it and have a good spotter.
|By - - -|
Jul 4, 2008
Gillett's book says four bolts, but it's really five bolts to a two bolt anchor.
|By Eli Helmuth|
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 8, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
If you come into the first bolt from the right and clip it at your waist, this route feels more like an easy Eldo 10a or pumpy 5.9.
First bolt is a good candidate for stick clipping, and there is usually a large branch at the base for this purpose.