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Cool Hand Luke - 5.10d

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
Standard rack up to a 3.5 Camalot.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
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On the northeast side of Nautilus. Several routes to the right of the huge boulder leaning up against the rock. Just right of Failure to Communicate. Start up the flared runnel in the rock that turns to a small left-facing corner. Then gain a fat-fingers/thin-hands crack through a bulge, which peters out just in time to get some jams in another crack just to the right of it. A bit of a ledge is good for a shake-out before the final offwidth bulge, which you can then follow up a fist crack that becomes lower angle near the top. Save a 1-1.5 inch cam for the thin bulge and a 3.5 or 4 Camalot for the final bulge.

Descent Options:

Bolted anchors at the top may have fixed biners, otherwise walk off to climber's right.

Submitted by: cracklover on 2012-07-01
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Route ID: 111781

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cracklover on 2012-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Hard for the grade

I cruised the thin hands, but that overhanging ow at the end nearly spit me off. Great route.

Added: 2012-07-01