The Short Tour
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This is the "perfect" hand crack, 4th route from the right in the Quarry area. Throw in a #0.75 from the ground. Start up on the left, left hand cross over jam, get your feet into the crack, jam slippery flared hands. Mid-crack is probably the crux with a long reach to a mediocre jam. Cruise to the Fixe rap bolts.
Others have also commented that this route feels stiff for a 9 (given in the guidebook). Apparently some solo the route (not me). Personally, I thought it was hard for 5.9.
This is the 5th route from the right.
Set of cams to a #2 Camalot with some extras in the fat fingers to hands sizes.
Top roping the Short Tour.
Approaching the crux.
|Comments on The Short Tour
|By kevin fox|
Sep 6, 2009
Pretty fun...brought the weed wacker for the vegetation mid-way.
|By Shawn Mitchell|
Sep 12, 2009
If this is 5.9, Blind Faith on the Bastille is 5.8.
|By Jay Eggleston|
Dec 22, 2010
I have to agree with the other comments. This is a sandbag at 5.9. It is definitely harder than Super Crack or Blind Faith. The jams are perfect at some points but are flared and greasy in others. It is a worthy route, but don't go into it thinking it is 5.9.
|By Chris Plesko|
From: Westminster, CO
Feb 28, 2011
This is harder than Marry Me Becky by at least a little bit. Long reaches to pretty good jams except at the crux. Get the next hand jam above the crux and it's all over. I onsighted P1 of Blind Faith while 3 goes on this one today and I haven't linked the crux perfectly.
Redpointed May 1. I could maybe see 10b though you better have crack skills to make it feel like that onsight. I think 10c is more reasonable. My partner today cruised my crux but struggled in the thin hands so big hands beware down low.
|By George Bracksieck|
Apr 14, 2013
I agree that this is harder than SC or BF or MMB, as stated above. Most jams are flaring and, because the crack slants to the right, I had to have the correct hand in the correct jam, in order to make the long crux reach, or else.... And there was nothing for the feet except for twisting the toes painfully into the slanting crack. I burned through a few tries to find the correct sequence.