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This route is located in the Southern Region at South Park

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Hippie Core Drill Machine 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Ralph Woolard, Jordan Katz, Ian Kirk in 2019
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Start on an uncannily sturdy cheater pile and reach high to a couple of crimps. Establish yourself on the wall and make a difficult mantle to a stance on a ledge. Clip the bolt on the your left and remove your first draw to substantially reduce rope drag. Climb past some diagonal rails and tech your way to a stance before firing into pockets which improve to jugs as you continue up. Find the amazing handle bar grips at the top and finish it up. This is just right of the cave proper.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private
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4.33 stars (9 votes)
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5.12a (4 votes)

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Feb 11th, 2020

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Cromper said on July 5th, 2020
Be sure to just clip the funky first bolt and not stick only the second. If you fall on the initial mantle your rope cheese grades on the edge of the roof and you’ll get a nasty core shot. Great climbing after the first funky mantle.
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Anonymous said on July 12th, 2020
Sketch, corny cheater stack start. Dirty, dusty first half, fallowed by by crumbling shit pile last half, plus it’s more like 5.11.
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mario_tarrecuccni said on July 12th, 2020
But it gets six votes for 5 stars...how could that be???