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Drop the Hammer

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Indy Wall

Tight Lipped

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Posse Whipped 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Karla Carandang, Jared Hancock in 2005
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route left of Drop the Hammer. It follows the right red streak up and over a short overhang to a small ledge with anchors. Crimp your way through a few thin and technical sections. A nice combo of finesse and power might be helpful on this one.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.67 stars (27 votes)
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5.12a (24 votes)

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Submitted by: annmaroo
Date: Mar 30th, 2015

Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 21st, 2006


J-Rock said on May 31st, 2005
Similar to "Social Stigma", but with a boulder problem at the end.
hoss said on October 5th, 2005
Green3 said on October 17th, 2005
not that bad, if you have good beta, there aren't any scary clips, fun little crimps
J-Rock said on December 1st, 2005
Hopefully a 2nd pitch will be added this winter.
calvinivlac said on August 24th, 2007
Anyone notice some broken holds on this one? Seemed to make the moves pretty hard after the 3rd bolt...
chriss said on August 24th, 2007
Those hard moves are what we call the crux.
JR said on August 25th, 2007
I feel you calvin. This route has crap rock.
JR said on January 8th, 2008
This route has clean up a ton. Almost all the stuff that looked like it might break, has. It is a pretty solid 12a now.
512OW said on March 3rd, 2008
Pretty good. Fun crux. Tough onsite when its chalkless...
poser said on April 9th, 2008
Lots of missing stuff. Solid 12a, but not harder--yet. I was glad the draws were already on it...some clips were sketchy, but then I've only done a handful of 12s.
Brentucky said on March 13th, 2011
I don't know about missing stuff, but this has turned into a sweet climb that flows really well. Intro crimp, move up, crimp crimp crimp crimp, weird crimp, relax, slightly bigger crimps, holds that look like holds but aren't that good, rest, big move, done!
Lil Josh said on April 4th, 2011
I enjoyed this route very much. I've never had a chance to pull on that small of crimps before. I was very surprised when I made it to the top to find a large move. What a great route to climb. :)
Chiyram said on September 10th, 2017
This route has pretty awesome crimpy sequences. Tough onsite unless you get lucky with your hand placement.