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5.10 Hands to Tips Crack TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cave V5 V4-5 6B+
Flake V1 V0-1 4+
NFL Dyno V11 8A
Out of Sight T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2- 5+
Sloper Deadpoint V5 6C
Turd Burglar V5 6C
Unnamed 5.8 Handcrack TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c V-easy 3
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Type: Trad, Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Justin Edl, 2003, unless Goodman did it before that
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Shared By: Petsfed on Jul 31, 2007
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

Out of Sight is an awesome, overhanging, tight hands corner.

Start either from the sit start on good hand jams with one foot on an obvious foothold to the left, or start standing up from good jams with feet wherever it seems reasonable. Jam up the crack, past the horizontal break to the second ledge, where you top out and walk off right. One move of rattly fingers/lieback marks the crux. This is classic.

Location

Looking up towards Walt's Rib, this is on the second tier, just about even with the right edge of the first tier.

Protection

2 pads (or 1 pad and a spotter), as there's an unfriendly rock directly underneath the crux.

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Petsfed
Laramie, WY
 
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
 
Davin's book calls it 5.11b, but that's probably a little generous. Also, I can't remember who did the first ascent on this, but that information is easily filled in. I know jammer knows. Jul 31, 2007
Jason Funk
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.11a V2-
Jason Funk   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.11a V2-
Really unique for Vedauwoo- no tape needed, splitter hand crack. Felt easier but that's probably because it's so clean. The crux for me was transitioning to the wider crack up top, go deep. Oct 2, 2008
JNE
 
JNE  
 
The 5.11 rating is if you jam it straight on, with the crux being a short section of ringlocks a little before the horizontal. Liebacking the crux knocks the difficulty down a good bit. Oct 3, 2008
Djamer
Laramie, WY
Djamer   Laramie, WY
If you layback the whole thing, it's 10b unless you layback it to the right in which case it is 10c for the onsight or 10a-ish for the redpoint. If you jam it straight in, it is five eleven a slash b. Dec 22, 2008
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
 
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
 
Layback to the right? That doesn't even make any sense, considering its a corner, not a splitter.

Whatever. Dec 23, 2008
Djamer
Laramie, WY
Djamer   Laramie, WY
No, Brian. Even a corner can be laybacked either direction. Perhaps you could try more sit ups as laybacking against a corner requires extreme body tension. Or I would suggest more pull ups to increase upper body strength. Good luck! -AJ Dec 28, 2008
Djamer
Laramie, WY
Djamer   Laramie, WY
It is an unusual technique that does require a lot of body tension. I figured it out in a gym where there was only one crack that was in a corner. For variety I started laybacking it both ways. Cheers! -AJ Dec 28, 2008
Petsfed
Laramie, WY
 
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
 
Now I'm starting to wonder who you are. I think we've met, but maybe I'm mistaken. Will the real awesomejack[son]hole please stand up? Dec 30, 2008
JNE
 
JNE  
 
I want in on the action!

FA: Justin Edl, 2003, unless Goodman did it before that. He does have at least one problem in the area.... Jul 4, 2009
molony
 
molony  
 
Wow, beautiful. Definitely helps to know how to ringlock, which I do not. Shaky, precarious rattly fingers all the way! Aug 4, 2009
half-pad-mini-jug
crauschville
half-pad-mini-jug   crauschville
Awesome, it's like climbing a route without having to plug gear! Jun 29, 2010

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