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Hands off the Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Aaron Rough
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Feb 4, 2008
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Down low, foot holds were far and few.
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This one climbs the thin face between the cracks on the right side of Main Wall Left and is probably the best route on this wall. Very sustained on small crimpers and vertical rock; arguably harder than the original rating, at least 5.10c in my opinion. But a very fun climb that will keep you on your toes literally and mentally. Very difficult stances for clipping. Walk off right to descend.


3 bolts, bolted anchor

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By Rough
Oct 9, 2009

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 26, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Definitely one of the best, albeit short, routes at Box Springs. Very polished foot holds at the start, leads to sustained positive edging between the cracks. Well protected and fun.

By InlandEmpireDudes
From: So Cal
Apr 17, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

Great climb on this wall! Fun crimp moves, start to finish.