BETA PHOTO: Left Hand, Air Conditioner, and Question of Balanc...
The Left Hand area is a local favorite for moderate climbing. It is just to the right of the Sun Deck area and starts with Tony's Tango
. The best time for this area is summer since the corner is shaded in the afternoon. The routes either top out at the chains at the top of Left Hand Crack
or those at the top of Question of Balance
. The most moderate line to the chains for Left Hand Crack
and other face climbs is Tony's Tango
, a moderate crack. Note that the face climbs work with a 50 meter rope, but just barely so be careful and use a cordalette at the top if you have only 50 meters. Also, always tie a stopper knot in the end of the rope (you always do right?). Question Of Balance
chains can be reached for top-roping by going around right, up the hill and climbing a short 5.7 bit to gain the ledge. Eds. This has been moved under First Buttress by user request.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Left Hand
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left Hand:
Fine Whine 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
Featured Route For Left Hand
Question of Balance 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c CO
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Question of Balance is a very appropriately named route that goes up the obvious rightward angling crack system on the beautiful smooth slab to the right of the prominent Air Conditioner corner. This is a fantastic climb offering steep (thankfully just under vertical) relentlessly thin crack and face climbing from start to finish. Question of Balance is most often top roped but it's real greatness is as a test piece trad lead. The route gets harder each move that you work up. The gear while some...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By John Peterson
Sep 29, 2008
This ought to be part of the 1st Buttress area.