Type: Trad, 70 ft
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Shared By: Addict on May 18, 2006 with updates from Mack Johnson
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Jamb up the handcrack through a bulge to a ledge. Above this is the crux, a short but strenuous overhanging fist crack section. Finish to the anchor on the much easier handcrack.

A variation at the bottom is a left-leaning crack (5.10+), cleaned in 2014 by Geoff Georges. At the top of this variation, traverse back right to upper Meat Grinder.


The obvious hand and fist crack in the center of the formation.


2 each cams from 1" to 3.5"
50 meter rope


All the routes on this wall are pretty darn quality...the two sport routes around to the left are a little bit less so....The .11c is fun and challenging but has some smelly bird doo doo on it. May 5, 2009
Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
me and Andy TP this route the crux is hard the jams are there. Jun 22, 2009
Everett WA
michal   Everett WA
nice route with a very fun crux eats stoppers very well Sep 30, 2009
Jam, not Jamb Jul 5, 2013
Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
this climb would fit right in at Vedauwoo (where it would get a 5.8... ;) ). Might be worth taping up for this one if you are questioning your jamming skills. Great jams are all there, and nothing too flaring even, but the rock is pretty rough compared to other 11worth hand cracks.

Gear beta: Can be done with a standard rack of nuts and cams to #3 (save your #2 for just after the crux to prevent decking out on the ledge below it, and a #1 for the finishing hand crack). More if you want to sew it up. The nice ledge midway up the climb allows you to place a piece or two and then rest before busting through the crux. Sep 5, 2014
Watch the wasp nest if walking if. I got stung a lot of times while doing the short downscramble. Oct 6, 2016