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This is a great climb demanding a bunch of different skills. Face, crack, roof... it has it all. That said, the crux could change depending on your specific strengths.
Love Handle follows the colorful face just right of Prerequisite for Excellence.
A light rack up to #1 camalot. There is a bolt that protects the face. Be sure to thread the "love handle" at the first roof!
pulling the final roof
Scott climbing Love Handle, T-Wall.
Paul Barnes, above the love handle.
Paul, going for the last move.
Mar 8, 2007
Super route. I thought for a while this was "Short Arms Inspection" until "big" David steered me straight and highly rec'd this route...
A small rack and some long runners for the "Love Handle" gets you there pretty clean. New ring anchors at the top.
A classic for the 10 grade...has a bit of everything.
Feb 9, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Definitely a fun one! A heard someone fell onto the handle before the bolt was there and it held. Sketchy! Pretty safe nowadays.