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Man Hands 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Sills, 2004
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Submitted By: Jim Hausmann on Aug 16, 2010

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Chris Perkins sticks the lower crux of Man Hands.

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This route has 2 distinct cruxes, with easier climbing at the start and finish. After you figure out the 1 move trickery about midway, there is a good rest on a ledge before tackling the steep crack above. Most of the jams are very positive with only one short sketchy section.


This is located on the Minion Wall, just left of the Main Wall. Look for a slab start, leading to a 15' tall offset seam, then into a hands/fists crack.


8 bolts & gear to 2.5". There are anchors before you enter the upper crack, or continue to another anchor at the top of the crack for full value.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Above the sport section below the crack.
Above the sport section below the crack.

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By BrendanP Moran
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Aug 30, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The seam is okay (kind of weird), but the crack above is pure joy. If that crack were longer, it would be 4 stars.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Aug 31, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The crack on this is great! Really fun . The seam is just " ok".
By JD Sutton
From: Denver, CO
Jun 20, 2015

Just climbed this yesterday, and what a great crack. I only followed, and man it was pumpy! Curious as to what people would rate just the crack? Personally I would say 5.10b / 5.10b+? It kind of confuses me to rate a route that is half sport/face climbing and half crack. The face climbing certainly has the few 5.10d moves around the fifth bolt, but not sure the crack would be that rating.
By Todd Ra
From: Golden
Sep 27, 2016

Just climbed it today. Crack felt 9/10a ish to me.
By JShin
From: Centennial, CO
Aug 14, 2017

The upper part crack seems to be solid 10a at least. The rating for hand crack is subjective to the climber's hand size though. I'd carry double of 0.5, 0.75, #2, and #3 Camalot.

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