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Cool Hand Luke 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Taino Grosjean on Dec 13, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Cool Hand Luke


Climb obvious offwidth and face above. Two cruxes - first ten feet, and half-way up the face (long reach on iffy holds).


Left of the detached pillar is a flat wall with an obvious offwidth crack at the bottom, a blank face above, and a corner system above that. Climb the obvious offwidth, through the face, and up through the corner system. 4th-class scramble up to top of cliff, or careful 3rd-class traverse on ledge (right) to easier walk-off.


PG pro. Tricky to place. Gear anchor at top.

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By Justin Dansby
From: GA
Nov 14, 2008

I would say the pro isn't tricky to place if have small tri-cams and C3's or equivalent.
By Michael G
Jul 26, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

pro was fine.
By IJMayer
From: Bellingham, WA
Mar 25, 2011

probably PG
By Phredward
From: Brooklyn, NY
Aug 29, 2016

If you're setting a TR anchor from above, a long static line will be helpful for keeping you anchored to something while scrambling down to the top of the route. We set the anchor just climber's right of the nose of the triangle at the top of the route.

We started the climb just to the right of the crack at the bottom, then stepping into the crack.

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