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Hands Off 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: ?Doug Snively & Earl Wiggins?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 14, 2006

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Piss-poor topo.

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This is a route ascending a fun, crack on the S side of the West face of this crag. The name is derived from the Rossiter & Gillett guides. The climb faces West, so it is cool in the mornings. The climbing is wide hands with a bit of a face climbing crux. It seemed best to be left side in. Tape was helpful for non-Peter Croft-like crack climbers. The mellow start was nice compared with the starts for Kids on Coffee & Out of Time.

To descend, move to the next slot North and downclimb into a chimney.


It is the right-most of the obvious cracks between the fins at Fin City.


Hands to fist sized cams are useful. #1-#4 Camalots, doubles, perhaps.

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By Jason Funk
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 23, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is another short stout route on the Fins that's worth doing if you're in the area. It felt very Vedauwooesque.
By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
Sep 9, 2013

I thought this was actually a very good route, with several cruxes, and interesting climbing. It would be classic if it were just a bit longer! Two and a half stars.

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