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Hand Jive 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 155'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: KC Baum and Andrea Heath 6/27/89
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Submitted By: Alex Garhart on Oct 22, 2009

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Description 

Begin at twin hand cracks with a chockstone ~15 up. Pass the chockstone to a good ledge and climb the overhanging hand crack above (crux). Continue up the crack system via mostly hands and a little offwidth before the chains.

Optional pitches 2 and 3 ascend dirty 5.6/7 crack and chimney to the rim.


Location 

This is at the west end of the buttress. A basketball-sized chockstone is visible ~15 feet up from the highway. See the photo on the main page.


Protection 

Standard rack plus many hand sized pieces, 1 #4 Camalot.



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Stef V. follows the long first pitch of Hand Jive.
Stef V. follows the long first pitch of Hand Jive.
Stef V. follows P1 of Hand Jive.
Stef V. follows P1 of Hand Jive.
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By Mike Sullivan
Jul 9, 2013

A very fun route -- two 5.9+ cruxes and much sustained 5.9 jamming in between. I don't think a #4 BD is needed, but at 155', the route can swallow a lot of #-.75 to #3 BD cams. I broke it into two pitches when it became clear that I would run out of larger pieces with a standard rack (doubles of everything and one #3).

There's a 2-bolt belay anchor at the top of the route that is visible from the ground. There's another 2-bolt rap anchor hidden about 10' west. This is a much cleaner rope pull.