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Easy Ramp T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
King's Hand Left T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
King's Hand Right T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Konichiwa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Moonglue T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Sic Fun Ramp T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Teabag T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Unknown Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Mar 30, 2007
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq


King's hand is a great place to climb if you want to get away from the climbers on wall street, and are looking for scary, sandy, loose, runout slab. Two routes exist on this formation that I know of, a left and right variation. Both share the first pitch and a little at the end.

I have heard stories from a friend that when they climbed it, he pulled a refrigerator door sized rock off, just after pulling a microwave sized rock off. (don't you love how it all relates to kitchen appliances)
RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Getting There

To get to King's Hand, park at the Jaycee campground. Kings hand is located on a bench of rock above the campground. Hike climbers left from the campground until you can scramble onto the bench, then hike back right. 10-15 min.

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paul bucher
moab, utah
paul bucher   moab, utah
the hand is not to bad. well worth doing. good fun. also check out the stuff to the right if your looking to round out your day. Apr 3, 2013
Greg D
Greg D   Here
We did King's Hand Right 3/31/06. Definitely runout, sanding and heady. I did find the pin on the first pitch. It is about 60 feet up roughly in the middle of the formation just after what I would call the second bulge. The were some more gear placements after that, but still a bit runout. We did the 10a second pitch. The crux is well protected with a pin and I added a bomber nut just above it. The only jug on the pitch is a bit smaller now. It came off in my partner's hand and is probably on Wall Street now. After that, a few small nuts provide mediocre protection on steep, sandy slab/dihedral. Never found the two baby angles. The third and fourth pitch were fun with some good gear and good rock as well as some soft rock. We rapped off in two double rope rappells with 60m ropes with good anchors and no problems. The most adventure I've had on Wall Street. Mar 11, 2008

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