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There's a Bad Moon on the Rise

This route is located in the Southern Region at Throwback Crag

Don't Call it a Comeback

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Do the Hemlock Rock 5.9 (Trad)

First Ascent: hasn't seen an FA
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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The beautiful dihedral behind the big Hemlock tree.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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5.9 (12 votes)

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Date: Jan 11th, 2020

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Date: Oct 4th, 2018

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Date: Oct 22nd, 2017

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Date: Sep 29th, 2017

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Cromper said on July 13th, 2013
Really nice looking dihedral!
climbhigh said on October 20th, 2014
its been sent. Just dont know who the first was. Haas and I found it in like 04/5 and it had tat on it then. Needs real anchors
brhe224 said on August 1st, 2015
Just added a bolted anchor to this climb. I didn't spend the time to get the old gear out, it's up for grabs (two big hexes). Just like quite a few trad lines out there, once it cleans up more, it'll be a very high quality perfect-hands crack. It's in the top 5 for hand cracks in terms of movement and size that I've done.
MikeWilkinson said on July 30th, 2017
Flailed on this today thrashing an ungodly amount of spiders. Will absolutely come back and climb this when it gets colder out, and I agree with other comments about this being a top trad line once it sees a bit more traffic. Take lots of 2s and 3s for this.
njclimber said on September 29th, 2017
Slightly easier version of andromeda strain. Definitely not 10+ as the guidebook suggests. Hexes are still up for grabs. Still needs some more traffic. Up there with the best moderate corners in the gorge.shade all day.
DrRockso said on October 4th, 2018
Grade on this is no longer unknown, please update to 5.9. Excellent rock climbing.