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Flying off the Handle 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: hEatchel on Mar 22, 2009

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Amazing basalt climbing through very technical crimps pockets slopers and side pulls. Great crimper crux to chains!


Shady side on big obvious overhanging rock. Most aesthetic line on the cliff



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By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Mar 29, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

5.12a not 12b Waist cliping the 4th bolt is the easiest opition
By Bad Sock Puppet
Nov 27, 2009
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Solid .12b IMO, The start is a little awkward and tricky but you soon get to easier climbing. Definitely clip the fourth bolt at your waist. Rest up at the large shelf 2/3 way up. The crux is the really small but positive crimp as you go for the chains and then throwing for a slopey hold. If your feet cut here then good luck. Clean fall zone.
By Ryan M Taylor
From: Orem Ut
Mar 22, 2012

I would have to say this is a solid 12.b and a fun climb with a sweet end that if you mess up on you are in for a good fall!
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Sep 2, 2014

My china isn't as polished as the opening holds. Makes chuckawalla seem like fresh granite.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Feb 18, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

The "fourth" bolt looks like it is out of line, and off to the left of this route. It is probably the first bolt on "jumping to conclusions" as it breaks left. However, if you skip this bolt, it is a long run-out to the next one (sock puppet says to clip the 'fourth' bolt at your hip and I assume he means this one.) It looks like you could deck if you came off trying to clip it. I'd say, clip the slightly out of line bolt with a longer draw to make it a little safer.
By lech
Feb 22, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Harder climbing at the bottom (a little slick and balancy). Big holds in the middle. Finish on crimpy pockets. Just over the lip at the top between the two chains is a good hold with a bomber hold left and above the chains just in case you get a bit pumped.

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