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Routes in Left Hand

Air Conditioner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fine Whine S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Left Hand Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Question of Balance T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Left Hand

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
Left Hand Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Air Conditioner
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Fine Whine
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 24
Question of Balance
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Hand Crack
 74
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Air Conditioner
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fine Whine
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Question of Balance
 24
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, TR
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This ought to be part of the 1st Buttress area. Sep 29, 2008
Jordan Wemett
Gunnison
Jordan Wemett   Gunnison
Agreed. Apr 11, 2009

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