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In the Heat of the Sun T,TR 
LadyFingers T,TR 
Manhandler T 
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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Burt Lindquist on May 3, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Manhandler climbs 5 ft right of the inside corner ...


Crux is pulling the roof move. Nice crack, edges, and roof line to the left of Green Ledges route. Low down start in left most crack (another route if you stay in this crack) then after maybe 10 Ft maximum make rightwards move utilizing small but sharp and positive pulls up and under the roof. There is somewhat of a sucker rest standing on a major horizontal under the roof. Above the roof the crack continues with major horizontals for the feet and one passes near an old tree stump sticking out.


On the same buttress of rock that "Green Ledges" route resides in Minor Mass area. The route is to the left of "Green Ledges"


Excellent small to medium wires and small cams all the way.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Erickson, "Manhandler"
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By Tradiban
Aug 6, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Tricky little number! Very small parallel crack to work with. Micro cams help.
By Josh Knapp
From: East Troy, Wisconsin
Dec 29, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I agree Nick! Took me a while to "unlock" the crux moves. I distinctly remember tweaking out trying to get some decent gear before committing to pulling the roof. I think I had 3, 33% pieces, with the hopes that one might hold. Micro's or balnutz would have been nice! The top of the climb eases up and is just fun.
By Aawait
May 12, 2013

I thought this climb was pretty fun.

GEAR BETA: found a pretty good microcam placement in the roof(blue alien) then got a bomber nut placement just above the roof.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jun 15, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Really fun lead with small and good gear below the roof. Easier lead than other 9's in the park like Chicago and Upper D.

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