The Perfect Kiss (P1 of Rock Atrocity)
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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|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Oct 19, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe 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.