Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Mike Cichon
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Shared By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

Short but sweet. The start is hard for any 9, but it eases up quickly into a nice, chill corner. Hit the ledge and traverse right into the hand crack that leads to the chain anchor. Super fun and varied. Ken Trout did the second ascent and gave me the idea for the name because while cleaning it just prior to the first ascent I smashed my hand with a hammer!

Location

The route is formed by the right side of the pillar just right of Play with Your Balls and directly right of Sea Robin. Walk off or rap from the chains.

Protection

One set of cams from green Alien up to #2 Camalot. Maybe an extra yellow Alien in the traverse. (The placement is a little shallow).

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khunt  
I joined Mike up here yesterday for my first time at this area. These climbs feels pretty stiff compared to the the western, older established areas. Could be I haven't trad climbed in 7 months or Mike's a bit a sand bagger. Just the same, good quality, really fun, and worth the hike. Wear your helmet. There still stuff coming down and breaking off. He pointed out a nice 100 lbs. chunk that hit him while establishing one of these new routes. Thanks, Mike, for your hard work and continue Table Mnt. routes. Nov 28, 2009
RyanO
sunshine
  5.10b
RyanO   sunshine
  5.10b
Rattly fingers to an exciting traverse to perfect hands. Fantastic! Sep 13, 2010
Wayne Crill
an Altered State
  5.10-
Wayne Crill   an Altered State
  5.10-
Instead of traversing R. after the difficulties to the hand crack which I consider a part of Nurse Shark, I recommend continuing up and arching R. toward the anchor through the broken rock. The rock is solid (enough), and there is a green Alien that protects the upper portion. This is entertaining and I think a little more 'sustained' than the big traverse R. at 30'. May 2, 2011
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
5.10+
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
5.10+
I could not even get off the ground on this climb. Cannot comment on the upper section. No way a 9+, especially compared to the main crag at North Table.
10+ IMHO. May 28, 2014
Super fun thin hands crack...bomber jams which is good 'cause it's a bit steep and a little awkward once or twice. Great, short finish crack. This area is awesome. Thanks, guys, for putting up such fun routes! Feb 14, 2015