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Love Handle 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Stuart Chapin
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Mar 5, 2007

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Paul, going for the last move.

Description 

This is a great climb demanding a bunch of different skills. Face, crack, roof... it has it all. That said, the crux could change depending on your specific strengths.

Location 

Love Handle follows the colorful face just right of Prerequisite for Excellence.

Protection 

A light rack up to #1 camalot. There is a bolt that protects the face. Be sure to thread the "love handle" at the first roof!


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pulling the final roof
pulling the final roof
face above the handle
face above the handle
Paul Barnes, above the love handle.
Paul Barnes, above the love handle.
Scott climbing Love Handle, T-Wall.
Scott climbing Love Handle, T-Wall.

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By 426
Mar 8, 2007

Super route. I thought for a while this was "Short Arms Inspection" until "big" David steered me straight and highly rec'd this route...

A small rack and some long runners for the "Love Handle" gets you there pretty clean. New ring anchors at the top.

A classic for the 10 grade...has a bit of everything.
By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Feb 9, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely a fun one! A heard someone fell onto the handle before the bolt was there and it held. Sketchy! Pretty safe nowadays.