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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Caldwell and John Walter
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Jun 29, 2006
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Max Peters Climbing Treehugger 5.10b
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A pumpy, slightly overhanging, pocket- and jug-haul for the first two-thirds of the route, a thin crux, then pockets and jugs to the anchor chains.

From the ground, this route looks easier than the 5.9 (Vaporous Apparition) to its right. The climbing up to the fourth bolt is mostly big limestone pockets and jugs. However, the crux section between the fourth and fifth bolts lacks any pockets or jugs and the handholds are reduced to a couple of sharp crimps and polished pinches plus a couple of key sidepulls.


This is the left-most of the three routes on the southwest face of Hard Rock. The middle route with a small roof (Vaporous Apparition, 5.9) is immediately right of this route.


5 bolts to chain anchors.

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Tosh Peters leading Treehugger 5.10b
Tosh Peters leading Treehugger 5.10b
The Hard Rock, South West Face <br />15 <a href='/v/treehugger/105837747'>Treehugger</a> 5.10b <br />16 <a href='/v/vaporous-apparition/105741350'>Vaporous Apparition</a> 5.9 <br />17 <a href='/v/gas-boost/105817604'>Gas Boost</a> 5.8
BETA PHOTO: The Hard Rock, South West Face
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Tosh Peters Leading Treehugger 5.10b
Tosh Peters Leading Treehugger 5.10b
Nate setting up the crux move
Nate setting up the crux move
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By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jun 12, 2007

Correct name and FA info added 12Jun07 per John Walter (was listed under Unknown 5.10b)

By Tosh Peters
From: Park City, UT
Nov 6, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

pump factor will keep me chasing the redpoint on this one. the small fins/sidepulls at the crux were cool.

By Tosh Peters
From: Park City, UT
May 13, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

i finally got the redpoint on this today. definitly a great route, it is sustained if your not looking for good rests, i think the consensus on this one is 10c.

By McRae Williams
May 13, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Fun route with a well defined crux. I really enjoyed the crux move off of the little polished sidepull. I definitely felt the pump on this one, be efficient on the easier moves approaching the crux about 3/4 quarters up the climb. A bit harder than 10b in my opinion, but an excellent route over all.

By Michael MacFadden
Jun 15, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Good route, seems a little harder than 10b at first glance. Balance and footwork is key for the crux.

By Aaron Shields
From: Lehi, UT
Aug 8, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

As long as your footwork is good at the crux, the route is a solid 5.10b. Milk the rest just over the third bolt and you're golden.