Quest for Balance
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Routes in The Hand
|Back in Slacks S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Back in Yaks T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cardboard Cowboy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|East Face/Hand T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Father on Fire T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Handy Warm Up, The S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Lackin' Slacks (aka The Full Monty) T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|New Saigon S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Perfect Kiss (P1 of Rock Atrocity), The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Power Bulge S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Quest for Balance S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Rock Atrocity S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Type:||Sport, TR, 60 ft|
|FA:||D. Crawford & J. Lesuer|
|Page Views:||122 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on May 27, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionCombine this with Monodoigt & Thinner and your tips may tingle. Find this climb on the West side of the Hand behind a tree perhaps 150 feet downhill from Monodoigt. The tree close to the route provides shade for most of the route.
Pull onto the overhanging rock with jugs. Contort or a backstem to the tree leads up to smaller edges on a flake. Pull-up on better holds slightly to the right of the bolts. There is a fingertip bucket near the second bolt best utilized with the R hand. There is a high left step mid-height with small edges for the tips. Crimp with some power to near the 5th bolt for a crux pinching a small pebble right.
You can avoid the first overhang and first bolt with a scramble left and stem out onto the face.