Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: George Perkins on Mar 30, 2008
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

This is a finger/thin hands crack about 30' right of Working Class Hero and is obvious from that route.
It has some cruxy moves going past a slight bulge and is good finger locks much of the way. Look for small edges to the right and left. The route ends on a platform with some loose rubble (careful!).

There is a 2nd pitch OW called Thicker than Water, which I haven't climbed.

Location

This is the thin hands crack leading to the anchor about 30' right of Working Class Hero. The anchor is obviously visible from Working Class Hero.

Protection

About 2 cams each from #0.5 camalot to #2 camalot.
2 bolt anchor at the top. 1 rope gets you up, and down.

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NIVEK
Boulder CO
NIVEK   Boulder CO
Excellent route. The grade will depend on your finger/hand size. I think 10+/11- is fair. Watch out for the loose stuff at the top. Nov 2, 2010
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Fun, fun route! Great fingers for my fat hands. Marginal footholds are integral to the crux. Jul 16, 2012
Cho
Cho  
Anyone have any info on the second pitch of this thing? In the first picture, it’s the crack in the left facing corner that starts on the platform above the 10+. IIRC, looked wide at the start and then narrowed to fists maybe a third of the way up; slings maybe 70 feet up. It looked above my pay grade, so I didn’t give it a go, but may have to try it this year. Apr 17, 2013
Brandon Gottung
currently Las Cruces, NM
 
Brandon Gottung   currently Las Cruces, NM
 
The second pitch is Thicker Than Water - a super rad offwidth - goes at 10+ or so. May 3, 2014
michael s...
Denver, CO
michael s...   Denver, CO
The climb is 0.75 camalots for about the first half and then widens. The High on Moab book says it is 5.9. I thought it was 5.11- May 29, 2015
Fun route! Thin hands, I thought 11- but my hands are fairly large. Crux down low getting over the bulge and into the main crack. Watch out for all of the loose rock once on top of the pillar! Apr 6, 2018