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Spiderwand

5.10b, Trad, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.5 from 38 votes
FA: Tom Howard, Doug Reed 1983
W Virginia > New River Gorge > New River Gorge… > Beauty Mountain > 5) Burning Buttress
Access Issue: NO DRONES ON NATIONAL PARKLANDS Details

Description

Awesome, acute corner. Pulls out under a big roof at the top on great jugs. Physical, but with good body english. Large hands are helpful... the bottom 30' were sort of strenuous cupped hands for me.

Location

The obvious left-facing corner just left of Burning Calves.

Protection

A rack with extras in #3 Camalot size. Bolted anchor.

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Fist jammin with a huge stem
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Jake Jones
Richmond, VA
[Hide Comment] If you have "typical" hands, meaning #2 is tight jams, then a few of these jams will be cupped. If you find the sequence and good constrictions, it's not that bad and you can lock in pretty well. If you have smaller hands, you can likely get good fists, but that orients your hand in a way that makes it harder, imo. If you have big fat ass hands, then the bottom of this route will seem like chocolate cake. Mar 29, 2018