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Description

The Hand probably gets more ascents in a given year than any other formation in the Superstitions (that requires technical climbing). The amazing thing is that climbing this beautiful, soaring fin of volcanic wonder is relatively easy, albeit exposed.

There are several routes on The Hand, put up by some of the pioneers of Phoenix rock climbing, including Bill Forrest and Bill Sewery. Only one of the routes (Razor's Edge) gets done with any regularity as far as I know.

Getting There

The Hand is the northernmost fin of rock just off the nortwest corner of the Superstitions west-facing massif (see the Superstitions front page for picture). Once you hike over the hillside and east, you can't miss the hand on the left. Big (relatively skinny) fin of rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Hand

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Razor's Edge
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Razor's Edge
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
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