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Hands of Fire and Ice 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Drake "P.H. Kroger, Zac Warren and Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: All
Page Views: 537
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Nov 29, 2012

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In the large Doug. Fir behind the route look for S...

Description 

Pumpy and without a real rest this will test your lie-backing and off width skills! The start may call for placing gear while on the shoulders of your belayer.


Location 

On the north wall or left as you head down stream about 3-4 miles in with many Douglas Firs at your back. Spotted
Owls all around! Any climber in this slot will, without a doubt, see this line! It is so sweet and the black webbing is visible from the deck.


Protection 

Sew this up with .75 to lots of 2s, 3s and 4s. Two bolt anchor with webbing.



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A really fine line!
BETA PHOTO: A really fine line!
Yellow is Hands of Fire and Ice, red is a possible NEW route!
BETA PHOTO: Yellow is Hands of Fire and Ice, red is a possible...
A strenuous line!
BETA PHOTO: A strenuous line!
The upper section may go with a second pitch!
BETA PHOTO: The upper section may go with a second pitch!
"P.H." Kroger on FA, Roy belaying.
"P.H." Kroger on FA, Roy belaying.
Nice line <br />
BETA PHOTO: Nice line
This block has lots of possibilities.
BETA PHOTO: This block has lots of possibilities.
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By Patsy
Dec 3, 2012

Where are the photos? I wanna see it.

By Roy Suggett
Dec 4, 2012

On the way...takes time for all these details to come together.

By Andrew Gram
Administrator
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 9, 2012

This looks really cool. Nice job.

By BSU_Zac
From: Cedar City, UT
Jan 2, 2013

Glad to see this added Roy. I hope some people will venture into the canyon to climb this route. As with most routes on this type of sandstone, looks can be very deceiving! I would suggest taping up for this route, I wish I had. It is BD 1's to 2's through the vertical and the overhang but prepare to have your world rocked after the last handjam. As with all the routes in this canyon, they will be nice and cool while the rest of the desert is baking and they have a much longer climbing season than the Jungle.

By BSU_Zac
From: Cedar City, UT
Jan 2, 2013

Also the route next to this line (Red in Roy's Topo) will be a great FA for the masochistic sandstone offwidth master. We didn't look at it long but my memory says BD 5's and 6's but come prepared and don't take my rack recommendation as gold since we have yet to attempt the line. I would also suggest against bolting the pillar since it is hollow behind the pillar and too soft for me to trust placing my anchor in.

By Roy Suggett
Jan 9, 2013

This part of the pillar is a bit thicker and may be ok for an anchor?