Access Issue: PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS!
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
When you tire of the lines, first-timers and Instagram obsessed climbers repeating probably one of the most often climbed route/formation in the Superstitions wander around the base and take the alternate route to the Hands summit. The start is behind the mini-detached formation, The Dorsil. Enter semi-solid chimney, climb past two chockstones and belay on a nice ledge with two bolts, 5.6. Pitch 2 is fairly unprotected for several feet until you gain a crack system, trends up and right. The final several feet turn vertical and 5.6.
**By rappeling off the north side of The Hand a 60-meter rope can be used to get down but this will eliminate all the photogenic, airy and "audaciously bold" like picture opportunities.
From the start of the Razor's Edge route, walk around to the backside of the Hand formation and locate obvious chimney, behind The Dorsil. From the top of pitch one, a few of the bolts on the Razor's Edge can be jealously eyed.
Standard rack to #5, nuts are useful. One piton and two old belay bolts on top of pitch 1.