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Tree Hugger 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: George Perkins, Calita Quesada
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on Oct 30, 2013

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Description 

Climbs a cool pocketed face to a ledge mid-way up with some loose rock (optional belay). Steep corner to an exciting traverse, ending at the big burned tree . Rap off the burned tree (bring webbing).

Checking for Chipmunks. Left variation, 5.10R; to the roof, LB over, head to Treehugger tree. Wider than #6.

Location 

See overview topo.

Protection 

Standard rack to #3, set of nuts.


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By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 31, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Not sure about the anchor situation post-2011 Las Conchas fire. If the trees no good and you don't have a drill, you might have to leave gear or climb a short chossy-looking pitch to get to the rim.