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The Dirty Handshake 

YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Will Carey - Oct 5, 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: M Sprague on Sep 18, 2012  with updates from WillCarey

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The Dirty Handshake


The Dirty Handshake starts midway along the 5.10 Wall, just to the left of Mr. Owl. Sustained crimps and two balance cruxes are separated by a near no hands stance at the halfway point. Classic!

Originally bolted by Ward Smith, this is refereed to by the project name Endless Owl's by Jerry in his N Conway guidebook.

Start down and left of Mr. Owl at a common start with The Gap Abides and follow a line of bolts up and angling gently right. Shares an anchor with Mr. Owl. Watch the end of the rope.


Currently the second bolted line from the right, left of Mr. Owl.


14 bolts and shared anchor of Mr. Owl

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 6, 2014

Sent by Will Carey. Congratulations! Great to see this super line get climbed.

Will, if any more tweaking of the description is needed, let me know. FA was Sept or Oct 5?
By WillCarey
Oct 7, 2014
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Hey Mark
Yeah Oct. 5th sorry.
Thanks for posting no tweaking required
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