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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003
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The Left Hand area is a local favorite for moderate climbing. It is just to the right of the Sun Deck area and starts with Tony's Tango. The best time for this area is summer since the corner is shaded in the afternoon. The routes either top out at the chains at the top of Left Hand Crack or those at the top of Question of Balance . The most moderate line to the chains for Left Hand Crack and other face climbs is Tony's Tango, a moderate crack. Note that the face climbs work with a 50 meter rope, but just barely so be careful and use a cordalette at the top if you have only 50 meters. Also, always tie a stopper knot in the end of the rope (you always do right?). Question Of Balance chains can be reached for top-roping by going around right, up the hill and climbing a short 5.7 bit to gain the ledge.

Eds. This has been moved under First Buttress by user request.

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Weather station 10.3 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Hand:
Kindergarten Crack   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tony's Tango   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Left Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Baby Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Air Conditioner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Taylor Made   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Left Hand
Mark Abbott getting air conditioned

Air Conditioner 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CO : Gunnison : ... : Left Hand
This quality route takes the obvious chimney between Left Hand and Question of Balance. Two ways to finish: one belay on the ledge about 65-70 feet up and do the second pitch or two; traverse said ledge to chains above Question of Balance....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By John Peterson
Sep 29, 2008
This ought to be part of the 1st Buttress area.
By Jordan Wemett
From: Gunnison
Apr 11, 2009
Agreed.