|From Javu: Esoteric in the extreme. Start at the base of the landward arete pinching and laybacking up the quartz band (a number of essential and solid nuts can be placed along the way). Get on top of the quartz band and follow up and left (beware of some very loose flakes and flora). After a substantial runout (potential ground-fall) a sling can be placed around a solid but stubby spike. From here top out leftward on easy ground. Belay and abseil as for other routes on the Hand.
FA James Henney and Graham Thomas "Although crumbly and plastered with seagull excrement, the Hand is in a great location and I thought it was worth a go. Not a 'classic route', but a real adventure. I'd be curious to know if any others have tried new things on it..."|
James Henney and Graham Thomas