Clean Hand Blues Band

2 Stars
 E2 5b

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A popular route which is often found hard by people who climb it too directly. Start just left of the detached flake on the ledge. Climb up to the bulge then pull round virtually on the arete to gain the finger-traverse which leads back right. Move up and back left to gain the delightful finishing slab.
Clean Hand Blues Band


Great route with a bit of everything - overhang on jugs, some technical climbing at the bulge and then a delicate slab above.
Nick Smith - UKC - 08/Jul/05

Nothing like as pleasant as years ago
John Alcock - 25/Aug/05

I loved this route, and I felt like it warranted E2 mainly because of the slab near the top which is tricky to protect. The polish lower down is nowhere near as bad - just for example - as that on the start of Sunlover.
drcorbasisgod - 09/Oct/05

Some tough moves and a bit polished.
Dave - 30/Mar/06

took a 10m lob. 3 wires ripped. be careful on top wall!!
David Morse - 02/Apr/07

Found the pull into the crack really hard (especially after the polished lower traverse). Make sure you place a load of nuts in the obvious middle crack in case you come off the upper wall (as I did!!!)
Amie - 13/May/12

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