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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, 60 ft
FA: Colin Lantz
Page Views: 139 total, 1/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Oct 19, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

The Perfect Kiss is the 5.11d first pitch to Rock Atrocity, the hard-to-miss 5.13+ out the giant, overhanging, maroon capstone on the south face of the Hand. It's a bit sharp with some creaky flakes but is a plenty-tough challenge if you're in the area.

From Power Bulge, head uphill to the ramp/slab used to access New Saigon / Father on Fire / Cardboard Cowboy. Scramble up about 20 feet to a little ledge/slot below a bulge with cobbles and look up -- six bolts take you to anchors hidden over a final little face, below the upper business of Rock Atrocity on the final headwall.

Expect a crux down low and one up high on the little face. A couple clips are tough, but the bolts are sited where they have to be, to avoid hollow plates of rock.

Location

Midway up the ramp along the southwest side of the Hand, Dinosaur Mountain.

Protection

Six bolts to two-bolt anchors.

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