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Hand Crack 

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Type:  Boulder, 20'
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Submitted By: sevrdhed on Apr 24, 2008

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Poor quality photo of josh halfway up the handcrac...

Description 

The other end of the crack, this end is much harder. Climb up the crack either laying it back, or just straight up jam it. Fun crack climbing up to a HUGE jug near the lip. Stellar problem.

There is also a sit down start underneath the roof that makes the problem about a grade harder. Getting around the lip is the crux of that variation.

Used to be VERY scary, as there is a pointy stump at the bottom. However, the landing was filled in with rocks to make it very easy to protect.

Still a bit tall, and some potential for.... strange falls, especially if you're laying it back.

Location 

Obvious crack on the west face of the boulder. Again, if you can't see it, you're at the wrong rock.

Protection 

Crashpad or two, definitely a spotter.


Photos of Hand Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Triznut cruising through the hand jams.
Triznut cruising through the hand jams.
Rock Climbing Photo: DS enjoying wonderful hand jams past the crux
DS enjoying wonderful hand jams past the crux

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By Joseph Lascurain
From: Cincinnati
Mar 3, 2013

Feels more like a fun/short 5.9 crack. I did think adding the sit start made it quite a bit harder. The feet on the sit start aren't great and it basically was a fingerlock campus.
By Emerson Takahashi
From: Casper, WY
Nov 8, 2016

sit start bumps grade up significantly, but as with all cracks, depends on the size of your fingers. The rest is cruiser 5.8/9 climbing

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