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Author Topic: Slippery When Wet (5.9) Humphrey's Ledge - George Hurley route  (Read 279 times)

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I went out this morning to help George put up a new 5.9 line between Under Toe and Shifty Eyes on Humphrey's. The story will be in this week's Report.

Slippery When Wet 5.9 - 50'

Directions: The climb starts up between Under Toe and Shifty Eyes. There is a flat face right where you start and you can see a line of pockets starting about 16' up.

Description: Water almost always seeps out of the last pocket and down into the next to the last one, hence the name. Thus, this is a climb to be done later in the summer after a dry spell, unless  you just like wet climbing. Regardless, it's a pretty cool fully trad line.

Pitch 1: Make a boulder move up an improbable blank face to a stance. Plug gear into the first pocket, and continue up past several more. At the last pocket move up and slightly right to a ledge then step back left into the bushes to the Under Toe anchor. 50'

Gear: standard rack #3 Camelot to green Alien, larger Tri Cams are useful

Descent: rappel from 2-bolt anchor on Under Toe

FA: August 30, 2012 - George Hurley and Al Hospers
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