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Hand Me the Canteen, Boy 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Eric Candee
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Jul 9, 2001

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Maybe the grade at this one has settled in around 12d -- I'm not sure and I don't think it matters. This is simply a splendid climb on some of the sweetest stone in the Canyon.

Hand Me the Canteen Boy climbs out the middle of the Sapper Cave onto the slightly overhanging blue and pink headwall over the lip. Start on the first two bolts of Cantina Boy then move right along a jug horizontal, which leads to a very steep alcove. Fight your way up the pods through the alcove and over the lip. A brief shake gives way to crimpy, sustained climbing on the headwall, with plenty of thin moves all the way to the anchors.

Trivia: This summer a climber fell clipping high on the route. Unfortunately his pinky finger was looped through the carabiner somehow and was basically sheared off when he fell. If there's a lesson here, I suppose it's that you should do your best to let go and cast off if you think you're going to fall clipping.


12 draws.

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By Ben Mottinger
Founding Father
Dec 6, 2002

All I can think of when I see the route name is Adam Sandler on SNL.
By Anonymous Coward
Nov 21, 2005

Great route. .12d in Rifle, .12c in B.C.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sep 4, 2011

This route was rebolted with glue-ins during the recent 2011 Rifle RendezSPEW (Cleanup Day). The hard to reach clips were moved.
By aggressiveperfector
Sep 24, 2016

13a like Le Specimen.
By danieljordan
From: Portland, OR
Mar 3, 2017
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

Don't let its looks deceive you - this route is as good as it gets. I found it quite hard for the grade but didn't use the super obvious and apparently pretty helpful kneebar. Instead, I punted a lot on the headwall - probably 387 times before sending.

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