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Hand Drilled Heaven 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: D. Burns
Season: Spring/Fall
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Submitted By: John Wilder on Apr 25, 2010

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This is probably the second best route on the cliff, but very good in its own right. Its the third route on the cliff as you approach, the first on the upper wall. A bouldery start leads to awesome climbing on the upper headwall.


Third route on the cliff from the left.


Five bolts

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By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 29, 2011

This is not a good route. It's super sandy at the crux which is going to the 2nd bolt and forced. You can do it direct by doing a sandy deadpoint and risk jacking up your ankle, or surf way out right and risk a pendulum if you miss the holds. The rest of the route is pretty good, but the bottom is pretty hectic.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 29, 2011

nah, i biffed it like three times onto the first bolt and was fine. it just looks (and feels) scary.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Dec 20, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The route is contrived but fun. Stay left for the grade or cut right for the jugs bumping it down to like... 10c/d.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Mar 22, 2014
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

start is the crux and is not great due to fact that you could deck getting to the second bolt and the hold that get you there are a bit chossy. Thought this was the least impressive route at the crag.
By skelldify
Jan 12, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

It wouldn't be a bad idea to stick clip the second bolt. There's lots of brittle rock on the 2nd half of the route, so choose your holds carefully. Great movement, nice overhang, hard crux.
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Apr 10, 2017
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

The stacked washer and rusty chain anchor on this route has been replaced.

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