Type: Trad, Sport Fixed Hardware (4)
FA: Cameron Tague, Willie Mein
Page Views: 2,499 total · 12/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Apr 30, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a very cool sport (read: sporty) route that climbs through the sea of bulging rock right of the crux pitch of The Wisdom and left of Hands in the Clouds. The route name, a double entendre, is both a reference to the potential for big air on one of the route's cruxes and Cameron Tague's good-natured jab at the route's detractors, who griped that it was too close to The Wisdom when it was put up.

Climb Temporary Like Achilles and aid through the roof (or try Undertaker if you feel like pulling on what's left of the holds!) to a double-bolt belay over the lip. The route goes more or less up and left from the belay, passing two bolts on the vertical plaque before tackling a crux bulging section with two more bolts. Finish straight up on the easy corner above the crux of The Wisdom to a shared double-bolt anchor. Two rappels get you back to the ground, or finish out on Psycho Slab.

Protection

Some small wires and TCUs can be used to supplement the bolts.
Scott Bennett
  5.12b
Scott Bennett  
  5.12b
One of the best sport pitches in the canyon. There might not be any moves as hard as on its neighbor, "Hands in the Clouds", but Huck is definitely more sustained and exciting.
I won't say it's dangerous, but there's potential for some big air here. Getting the second bolt is spooky, but relatively easy and secure. After that, it's on, with big moves between good holds and little possibility to rest.
Fantastic position, killer rock, and outrageous moves make this an Eldo must-do!
-Scott Jan 12, 2010
Joseph Crotty
Broomfield, CO
  5.12b/c PG13
Joseph Crotty   Broomfield, CO
  5.12b/c PG13
Post crux above the fourth bolt after the climbing eases you can slap in a #1/red Camalot to cover you for the short section to the anchor. The first three clips are all heady as this is not your typical Front Range sport route. May 5, 2017