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Hands of Fire and Ice T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Drake "P.H." Kroger, Zac Warren and Roy Suggett
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Shared By: Roy Suggett on Nov 29, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Pumpy and without a real rest this will test your lie-backing and off width skills! The start may call for placing gear while on the shoulders of your belayer.


On the north wall or left as you head down stream about 3-4 miles in with many Douglas Firs at your back. Spotted
Owls all around! Any climber in this slot will, without a doubt, see this line! It is so sweet and the black webbing is visible from the deck.


Sew this up with .75 to lots of 2s, 3s and 4s. Two bolt anchor with webbing.
Roy Suggett  
This part of the pillar is a bit thicker and may be ok for an anchor? Jan 9, 2013
Also the route next to this line (Red in Roy's Topo) will be a great FA for the masochistic sandstone offwidth master. We didn't look at it long but my memory says BD 5's and 6's but come prepared and don't take my rack recommendation as gold since we have yet to attempt the line. I would also suggest against bolting the pillar since it is hollow behind the pillar and too soft for me to trust placing my anchor in. Jan 2, 2013
Glad to see this added Roy. I hope some people will venture into the canyon to climb this route. As with most routes on this type of sandstone, looks can be very deceiving! I would suggest taping up for this route, I wish I had. It is BD 1's to 2's through the vertical and the overhang but prepare to have your world rocked after the last handjam. As with all the routes in this canyon, they will be nice and cool while the rest of the desert is baking and they have a much longer climbing season than the Jungle. Jan 2, 2013
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
This looks really cool. Nice job. Dec 9, 2012
Roy Suggett  
On the way...takes time for all these details to come together. Dec 4, 2012
Where are the photos? I wanna see it. Dec 3, 2012