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Etude For The Left Hand 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Sep 17, 2001

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Description 

Left Hand climbs the left side of the Practice Slab. "Heel and Toe" says that this is another bolted route up the slab, but when I climbed it in Nov '99, all the bolts were gone (or maybe just the hangers - can't remember which). In any event, this climb can be top-roped from the anchors above Etude For The Right Hand.

Protection 

A couple of biners (2-bolt chain anchor on top of slab).


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By Chad Bowman
May 15, 2003

I was here a couple of weeks ago. I took a look, and I can't even tell if there's been bolts installed period. Fun climb though. If you feel comfortable with the right side, definitely try this (enter the slab from the boulder you use to get up on the relatively flat "lunch time" rock, not from the right). Good practice for Drop Zone on the fall wall.
By Chris Zeller
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 7, 2006

Yep. I couldn't find any evidence of bolts there either. I just toproped it after having led Cornelious on the opposite side of the formation. There is good pro in that crack and from the top its an easy walk to the anchors.
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 19, 2006

The only evidence I could find of bolts was some empty hangers on the rock. Somebody must have removed the bolts.
By Justin Edl
Jul 19, 2006

If the route is still in the condition it was in last year, then the bolts are there but the hangers are gone. There are only two or three bolts. If you want to lead it you can take a nut and slide the actual nut down it's cable, exposing a loop of cable above the nut. Hook the bolt with this loop of cable and then slide the nut up snug against the bolt. A little sketchy but it does work, and I do recommend you try this a few times on the ground before venturing up. Slide the nuts so they are ready to "place" before leaving the ground. A better option for a climb to lead at a similar grade that requires only draws would be Southwest Friction on Poland Hill.
By BobSeth
Jul 9, 2012

Someone bolted this route. It's scheduled to be chopped. It has been accepted as a TR and doesn't need some punk wannabe never will be bolting it.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2013

Starting move is way harder than 5.5 - about UK 5b with potential to clout your knees as you ungracefully slip off. The local equivalent of Verandah Buttress?
By wvazquez
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 3, 2014

Bolts are still there as of August 2014.

Rappelled from the potato chip and used this to get the rest of the way down. There is an awkward down-climb and reach to get to the anchors, I wouldn't want to do it unprotected.