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Hand Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jul 4, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Crux move stemming it up after you get the crak do...

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Climb the hand crack up the right side of the Chew tooth.The crack bends a little after the first 8 feet, and this isthe crux. Top out onto the first ledge, and then continueto the top using one bolt and a reacy move to mantle over.


Bring one bolt and several medium-sized Friends for the crack. Top anchoring can use from interesting slinging from the top anchors on the rock, or good use of the tree that sits behind the top of this route.

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By Blitzo
Sep 12, 2006

Pretty short!
By Jennifer H
Aug 3, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Fun, short stemming route. Good warmup if you do it a couple of times.
By kel
Jun 3, 2017

A bit awkward as a top rope route - the bolts are pretty far to the left, closer to the other climbs. This makes the traverse at the end very swimgy if you fall.

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