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Handyman 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Josh Smith
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Submitted By: Josh Smith on May 11, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Handyman is the obvious crack towards the left han...

Description 

The route is fantastic except for one little blip. It has 80 feet of great hands in great rock up a steep face, but the first 20 feet on soft choss approaching the wall detract some. Traverse in from the right stepping carefully, clip a couple of fixed pieces (back clean the first). The white crumbly stuff is only about 5.0 and the crack is worth the dirty walk. Be careful with a 60m rope! It would be possible to lower off the end when lowering downhill--knot the end.

Location 

Last route on the upper wall before it folds into Capulet.

Protection 

A #3 protects behind the big flake about 15 feet to the left of the start. A 0.4 or 0.5 protects the move onto the ledge to start the meat of the route. 1-#0.75, 3 each #1-2, #4 nice for the pod, #3 for the finish.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Slightly overhanging perfect hand crack!
Slightly overhanging perfect hand crack!
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber finding good hands on Handyman.
Unknown climber finding good hands on Handyman.

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By Aaron Miller
From: Santa Fe, NM
Oct 11, 2014

Where else can you climb 80 feet of perfect hands through slightly overhanging splitter crack!!!

I would recommend traversing left all the way to the hands corner to start the climb. Bring some long draws to help you get there. The earlier finger start up the groove has some questionable rock. The route is awesome, worth the weird start!!!!
By Wes Martin
From: Denver, Colorado
Dec 10, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Great route! If you have it available and want to sew it up, bring 5or6 #2s for the first part of the crack, 1 #4 for the offwidth pod, and 2 #3s for the last section. I didn't see too many good spots for the #1 and didn't use anything smaller. 5.10 b/c

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