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BETA PHOTO: Hands Masseuse, with an alternate finish, heads up...
Good route, but grainy. I don't know what the photo's all about.
Down and to the right of Pie Face are three cracks. These are to the left of True Grip.
Climb the right-hand crack, a bolt protects face moves to a chimney/offwidth. Follow this to a belay. Most folks rap from here, or there is an interesting down climb off the back side.
The seldom done second pitch, goes up and right to a chimney. Climb this until it is possible to move left onto a face, which is followed to the top.
Pro to 3".
Photo by Blitzo.
|Comments on Hands Masseuse
Feb 6, 2012
Went to the Pie Shop for the first time a few weeks back, and a party was camped out on this route ALL DAY. I went back and did it today, and now I know why. Way more fun than the two-star reviews suggest. Sure it's grainy, but tape up and enjoy the locker jams. Aside from a couple of psychological cruxes for the leader, it's pure fun - killer jams, and some fun stemming and chimneying higher up. This is a fun route - we each had to take two laps! You can toprope with a 60m rope, but for the rope to reach you'll have to start belaying from 15-20' up to the left, up the footpath along the base.