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A splitter hand and fist roof crack in Red Rock, does it exist?
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Well, I don't know. But I'm hoping to find out. J-Tree has Big Bobs Big Wedge, Moab has the Crack House, and Red Rock has __________. Can you help me in my quest? David Donovan
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mountainproject.com/v/risk-bro... Mike McL
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Feb 6, 2012
Trundling a death block. Photo by Dan Gambino.
Check this out:

mountainproject.com/v/nplus-ul...

The final moves are on jugs....but theres several fist jams needed to get out the roof.

josh
J. Thompson
From denver, co
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Feb 6, 2012
Smith has one! Mike Rowley
From Boise, Idaho
Joined Jul 9, 2009
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Feb 6, 2012
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Desert gold is your huckleberry, for sure, but its guarded by a choss pitch and some 5.12 fingers. chris Kalous
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Feb 7, 2012
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Or you can climb the 5.11a corner crack to the right of the choss pitch to make an overall better climbing experience for Desert Gold. Still have to climb a hard 5.12 fingers pitch though. Or traverse in from the top on the left. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
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Feb 8, 2012
i'm certain they aided their way to the roof for the FA. the roof goes at 5.11 (as i understand) Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
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Feb 9, 2012
Somewhere in Tuolumne, sometime early 80's
Not really a fist crack. More or less flared but bomber hands.
Not really a roof either, the first few moves are very steep though.
But... pretty accessable climb for the masses.
It's about .10b and a five minute hike uphill from the Red Springs BBQ's
pic of Donini:

Jim Donini on the start of 'Fist and Chips'. Above...
Jim Donini on the start of 'Fist and Chips'. Above Red Springs area in Calico Basin


Image from this S.T thread:
Not Dead Yet/Fist and Chips
trundlebum
From Las Vegas NV
Joined Aug 18, 2007
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Feb 9, 2012
how long is fist and chips? it looks great in the pic Jon O'Brien
From Nevada
Joined Apr 21, 2009
509 points
Feb 9, 2012
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Scalawag at Moderate Mecca is also a good roof problem. A few fist jams to pull the roof are necessary but the hardest (weirdest) climbing comes BEFORE the roof. Nice ST post, Trundlebum. That must have been cool to climb with those dudes. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
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Feb 9, 2012
Somewhere in Tuolumne, sometime early 80's
'Fist and Chips' :

Not very long at all. Quite short actually.
But it has a quick approach and it is fun to do laps on.

'Scalawag'
Done the climb a few (to many) times.
In the same S.T thread there is a picture of me starting up it.
Jim was not particularly challenged by it so he climbed it as a pure roof crack.
(no stemming in the corner under the roof).

Andy:
"...That must have been cool to climb with those dudes."

Cosmic is a regular climbing partner.
We have roped up in many a location;
Red Rock, Yosemite, Various Mojave desert spots and Apple Valley (MarqueritaVille etc.)

Donini...
Well kind of an (older) brother of another.
We finnaly crossed paths for the first time a few years back.
I have climbed with Jim perhaps a 1/2 dozen times at:
Red Rock, Indian Creek and down the street from his house in Ouray CO.
trundlebum
From Las Vegas NV
Joined Aug 18, 2007
112 points
Feb 9, 2012
sail away, joshua tree
nice pics johnny ray!
mike and i were just wondering if the mysterious trundlebum would ever grace our presence again!
welp we might get our chance. the mikes are headin out to RR in march maybe we could get on some of the classics while we are up there... still feel like we owe you for being great hosts in the meadows haha
michael rowell
Joined Apr 26, 2011
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Feb 9, 2012
Somewhere in Tuolumne, sometime early 80's
No Way !

Mike, yah mean Mike of the Tuolumne Mikes ?

Like Cathedral peak Mikes?
Like 'Ka Kaaaaah' Mikes?

Get in touch dude(s) yeah let's get out climbing !
trundlebum
From Las Vegas NV
Joined Aug 18, 2007
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