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Kids on Coffee 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: ?Doug Snively & Earl Wiggins?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 14, 2006

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Deb Thompson, getting into the hand jamming.

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This is the left of a set of 3 cracks on the West face of Fin City. It is short, sweet, and inviting with some good hand jamming. Tape is nice for those without great technique like me, and the jams are deep so forearms will get a bit scuffed. The start is the crux of the climbing. You can start from the ground with some help from the next crack left or step off the boulder behind and jam. A #0.75 Camalot can be set off this boulder to protect the tricky start. Note, there is a nice lieback rail on the right wall about 1/2 way up. Also, the last few feet of climbing involves standing on & climbing a huge flake, which appears balanced & detached. Beware of using this flake for protection. 1.4 stars.


This is the left of a set of 3 cracks on the West face of Fin City.


A set of cams plus is nice from Red Alien/TCU size to #4 Camalot. #1 Camalot, a bigger wire, a big Cam, and a red Alien are nice for the belay.

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By Dan Howell
From: Northglenn, CO
Oct 7, 2006

This was very sustained for me. Great hand jams on the lower section but wider than hands on the upper portion. Easy to protect.
By Jason Funk
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 23, 2009

This climb is short but stout for the grade, don't underestimate the start.
Jun 7, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

No way this was 5.8...not even with a plus added on. Got "Hands Off" no problem while I could barely get off the ground on this one.
By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
Sep 9, 2013

Lots of tough sizes on this one, but very nice climb. Too bad it's so short.

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