Searching for Thin hands at Red River Gorge


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Maggie Jaicomo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0

Hey there y'all! So I love crack climbing, but curse my tiny hands! What most would consider "slotter hands" are painful, cupped hands for me (example: Crack Attack). So I'm looking for suggestions for the best "thin hands" cracks at the red. Thanks :)

Matt Inoue · · CO · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 0

Autumn at Long Wall, Environmental Impact (environmental something?) at Pebble Beach

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 45

Any idea what aprox cam size your hands are?  That would be a good way to identify routes.  For example, Roadside Attraction is mostly #2s, which is heaven for me.

apdale · · Lexington, KY · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 33

Snake at Fortress had a lot of thin hands. I think the first half of Arachnid also had #1 Camalot sized thin hands. 

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,500

Andromeda Strain

Probably the most fun I've had on thin hands in the Red.

Maggie Jaicomo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 0
Ted Pinson wrote:

Any idea what aprox cam size your hands are?  That would be a good way to identify routes.  For example, Roadside Attraction is mostly #2s, which is heaven for me.

Hey Ted, About a #1 (probably closer to a .75, honestly). The thin sections of Crack Attack we're pretty good for me. Yes, I've got pretty tiny hands lol.

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