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King's Hand

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King's Hand Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Ben Kiessel on Mar 30, 2007
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Description 

King's hand is a great place to climb if you want to get away from the climbers on wall street, and are looking for scary, sandy, loose, runout slab. Two routes exist on this formation that I know of, a left and right variation. Both share the first pitch and a little at the end.

I have heard stories from a friend that when they climbed it, he pulled a refrigerator door sized rock off, just after pulling a microwave sized rock off. (don't you love how it all relates to kitchen appliances)

Getting There 

To get to King's Hand, park at the Jaycee campground. Kings hand is located on a bench of rock above the campground. Hike climbers left from the campground until you can scramble onto the bench, then hike back right. 10-15 min.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For King's Hand
Rock Climbing Photo: SIC FUN RAMP (ARCH)

Sic Fun Ramp 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  Utah : Moab Area : ... : King's Hand
SIC FUN RAMP AKA:THE ACCELERATED CURVE- Climb the obvious ramp up to the roof. pass the roof (crux) utilizing face holds left. 10+ or C1+. continue up the ramp to bomber anchors just before a large boulder (where the rock quality deteriorates). double 70s (MANDATORY) off. we had some rope left on the ground. not sure if double 60s would make it. crazy good rap off over the mouth of the cave. great route. looks easy, a little deceiving; a bit harder than it looks. pretty clean for a ne...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of King's Hand Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: L to R, konichiwa, easy ramp, tea bag, moonglue
L to R, konichiwa, easy ramp, tea bag, moonglue
Rock Climbing Photo: L to R, kings hand, konichiwa, easy ramp, tea bag,...
L to R, kings hand, konichiwa, easy ramp, tea bag,...
Rock Climbing Photo: hand & ramp from across the river
hand & ramp from across the river
Rock Climbing Photo: WOW!!!!! this thing is FUN!!!
WOW!!!!! this thing is FUN!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking across the Colorado as a boater goes by.  ...
Looking across the Colorado as a boater goes by. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The King's Hand as viewed from the Jaycee Campgrou...
The King's Hand as viewed from the Jaycee Campgrou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Geoff Settles getting ready to rappel off of Kings...
Geoff Settles getting ready to rappel off of Kings...

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By Greg D
From: Here
Mar 11, 2008
We did King's Hand Right 3/31/06. Definitely runout, sanding and heady. I did find the pin on the first pitch. It is about 60 feet up roughly in the middle of the formation just after what I would call the second bulge. The were some more gear placements after that, but still a bit runout. We did the 10a second pitch. The crux is well protected with a pin and I added a bomber nut just above it. The only jug on the pitch is a bit smaller now. It came off in my partner's hand and is probably on Wall Street now. After that, a few small nuts provide mediocre protection on steep, sandy slab/dihedral. Never found the two baby angles. The third and fourth pitch were fun with some good gear and good rock as well as some soft rock. We rapped off in two double rope rappells with 60m ropes with good anchors and no problems. The most adventure I've had on Wall Street.
By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Apr 3, 2013
the hand is not to bad. well worth doing. good fun. also check out the stuff to the right if your looking to round out your day.

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