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Fillet the Hand

This route is located in the Southern Region at Curbside

The "end" of the crag

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Massive Attack 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Shadow Ayala in 2012
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Long, slightly overhanging face climb to the right of the main wall and directly right of a crack in a dihedral. Technical climbing leads to a no hands ledge at mid height. Continue through sustained pumpy climbing to tough moves before the anchors.
Moves: Technical
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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4.24 stars (29 votes)
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5.12a (22 votes)

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Submitted by: morganj8
Date: Apr 24th, 2013

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Jun 5th, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Jun 5th, 2012

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Jun 5th, 2012


Dmack said on June 4th, 2012
Really awesome route!!!
Tbone209 said on June 7th, 2012
This is one of the coolest routes I have ever climbed at the Red. Extremely cool and technical movement. It just needs more traffic to break off all the loose holds.
Anonymous said on June 25th, 2012
pigsteak said on June 27th, 2012
worth doing when you are at curbside. good addition shadow.
Brentucky said on April 22nd, 2013
Climb prepared to hang an extra extra long quickdraw (like 4 of them) on the last bolt if you don't onsite this thing. As of my climbing it had a long piece of webbing at the last bolt, but I chose not to use it. The webbing appeared very good so I put it back on the last bolt after climbing. Cool, adventurous climb with lots of rest opportunities.
climb2core said on April 24th, 2013
Good line for sure. Now there are 2 great 12a's at Curbside. If you can pull the bouldery move at the start, the rest should feel easy. Seems like the nice steel PD and cable was swapped out for a some webbing and an aluminum biner. Wondering if the bolt could be moved down to avoid this situation entirely?
zdordai said on April 10th, 2014
super long bolt works well, clip there and another short draw on the bolt if you're working it and just clip the low one on the send. this has cleaned up considerably, my partner and I didn't break a single thing and the climbing was fantastic...thanks for this classic!
eduard said on October 12th, 2016
Awesome movement both at the bottom and at the top, though the bottom must be significantly harder if your reach forces you to use the intermediate crimps. Last bolt's placement could be better given where the good clipping hold is.
Ryanwsu4 said on November 21st, 2016
In the running for my favorite route at the red.
DrRockso said on September 5th, 2018
Anchors seem fine, be prepare for a near groundfall potential run out between bolts 4 and 5.