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Hand and Finger Crack

This route is located in the Southern Region at Throwback Crag

10 lb Tumor

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To Julie, With Love 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Shannon Stuart-Smith, Byron Hempel in 2015
Length: 100ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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In loving tribute to my late wife, best friend and climbing partner of fifteen years. Brief crimpy start leads to easy jug climbing before encountering the first of two shallow arches. Move up right and into the first shallow flake exiting out left on to the face and then straight up with a few well-placed finger pockets and positive iron oxide edges heading to the second shallow arch. Climb up and towards the lower right end of the second arch then out left onto the face on edges before heading straight up on heinous crimps. Climbing eases as you head up towards a well-featured short arÍte beside a giant hueco to finish. Enjoy the view from the top.
Moves: Crimps and pockets
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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Anonymous said on November 10th, 2016
I was not aware Julie had passed, that is very sad news. I met her (and you) several times over the years at the Red and she was very knowledgeable and kind to us. Belated and deepest condolences Shannon
Shannon said on November 10th, 2016
Thank you for your kind words and condolences, much appreciated.
One-Fall said on December 16th, 2016
Shannon, she loved you so much. Always had the most wonderful things to say about you. I look forward to trying this route and thinking of you and Jules.