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Toura Handle 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Nov 15, 2015  with updates from Jay Eggleston

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BETA PHOTO: The rope is basically on the route.


This is really sort of a link-up variation that might entertain those who are looking for novel ascents in this heavily travelled section of the cliff. Based upon its chalk, it's been done before. The name may not be quite accurate, but it really goes over perhaps 15' of distinct terrain, so we'll just hybridize the names for now.

If you decide to lead this, start by clipping the 1st bolt of Toura Obscura. Then, back down and move up and left in the sort-of-right-facing fractured corner slightly left of the bolt line. Gain a finger crack on the right where you can get some gear. Use a hip scum to wriggle through the first bulge. Fiddle some more gear, and squirm into the pod-like spot. Continue up and left and finish with the last bit of Handle This Hard One.


This starts as for or just slightly left of Toura Obscura and finishes on Handle This Hard One.


A bolt, smaller gear #1 Camalot and down, a final protection bolt, and the two bolt anchor of Handle This Hard One.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 22, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13

This route is amusing, but it is not great. It is good if you are looking for obscure, new climbs to do at Table Mtn. It is something for those who have climbed a lot here.

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