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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at Rival Wall

Delayed Gratification

1 votes

Hatfield 5.10d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Matt Tackett in 2006
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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When you reach the cliff from the approach trail there will be three bolted lines to your left. This is the furthest left line. A long and sustained pumper which doesn't offer as many tasty iron oxide jugs as the line to the right. Your forearms might be screaming as you clip the chains.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Chain Anchor
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Private

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4.07 stars (68 votes)
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5.10d (66 votes)

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Submitted by: JR
Date: Jun 7th, 2007

Submitted by: ray
Date: Oct 9th, 2006


krabikrabi said on September 5th, 2006
Truly exceptional climbing for the grade: consistent, thought-provoking, and very memorable. Will surly be an area classic.
ray said on March 11th, 2007
This is a really sweet line. Delivers a good pump. You'll be dying for a jug the entire way.
Don McGlone said on March 21st, 2007
As you walk up the approach trail, this route looks long and intimidating. Sustained climbing the whole way on just good enough holds to keep it in the 10 range. Great moves and well bolted.
Power2U said on May 12th, 2007
For once I ageee, this is classic for a 5.10 and will only get better with more traffic.
Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2007
I don't agree. Again, the FA party needs to sac up and leave behind a route that is not covered in Lichens. This thing is an embarassment. 3 fucking stars! What a heap!
Wolf said on October 22nd, 2007
The holds aren't covered in lichens, so maybe you just need to find them. There's no need to scrub off the entire rest of the route.
Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2007
love it! great route, but the crux really is height dependent! i'd love to know how folks do the moves from the 5th to the 6th bolts --
JR said on October 22nd, 2007
The lady pictured is 5 foot. Maybe something broke off though.
Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2007
All the broken holds at the base were covered in lichens.
512OW said on June 30th, 2008
Definitely not height dependant. My 10 year old had no problem with it... and shes barely 4' tall.
Brentucky said on July 13th, 2008
yeah, the moves are all easy, but WHY OH WHY must there be so damn many of them? ooh ooh, i know, to give me yet another climb to come back to for "measurement of improvement" (rolling eyes). great climb though!
Lander said on June 1st, 2009
Magnificent! Continuous iron edging for 80 feet with no let up. There may be better hard tens in the Red but right now I'm hard pressed to think of any.
lena_chita said on June 8th, 2009
I felt that it was somehat height-dependent. Obviously not impossible, b/c I am 5 feet and I onsighted it, but it just seemed that short people have an additional crux on the route, compared to how my taller partner did it. Shorter statue doesn't make it significanly harder -- maybe a letter grade? But I don't know how I would have felt on this route if .10c were my limit.
Smiley said on September 26th, 2010
Anonymous said on November 26th, 2012
Absolutely awesome line, one of the best 10s anywhere. Would certainly recommend this climb to a friend!
Anonymous said on August 5th, 2018
Really stellar route and long, it stays on you the whole way broken up by a couple nice rest stances. Enjoyable climbing all the way to the chains. This and its neighbor is a hidden gem and doesn’t see much traffic as compared to some other moderates in the area.