Cave of Man Hands topo

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Cave of Man Hands topo
TAKE YOUR VERTICAL LIFE HORIZONTAL AT THE CAVE OF MAN HANDS
We bring you the photo topo for
the Cave of Man Hands, a rad new
bouldering cave in the Victoria
Range, southern Grampians.
Discovered last winter, the Cave of
Man Hands offers some superb new
bouldering in a beautiful setting, with
only a short walk in. Most problems
were put up by Simon Weill, with
a couple of additions by Dr Julian
Saunders and VL’s own honcho
Ross Taylor. To get to the Cave park
at Manja Shelter on the Harrop Track,
which is just south of the turn off to
Buandik Campground. Follow the
walking track east, after about five
minutes it will start to bend south,
shortly afterwards there should be
a very faint track that continues
east. Follow this until you hit
the base of a rocky escarpment.
Clamber over the escarpment
and continue a further five minutes,
until just below the main cliff.
Now, look down and to the
left, you should behold the
well-hidden Cave of Man Hands
(but it can be a little tricky).
RIGHT HAND SIDE TOPO
1. Julesy’s Problem (V9ish)
2. Hand Solo (V11)
Start in the far left of the cave
and work your way right before
finishing up a combination of
Manhandled and Cold Hands.
3. Underhanded Tactics (V8)*
Head straight up the obvious
flakes to a hard and high finish.
4. Manhandled (V11)**
Hard climbing with a
powerful and shouldery crux.
5. Cold Hands, Cold Heart (V9)**
Fantastic moves using some really
interesting holds. Tough Start.
6. Dos Manos (V11)*
Easy climbing leads to a couple
of hard moves on slopey holds.
7. The Sound of One
Man Hand Clapping (V11)**
Easy climbing to a dynamic and
reachy section through a blank
looking roof. Cut loose and prosper.
LEFT HAND SIDE TOPO
1. Hands Down (V6)
Sit down start.
2. Hands Up (V5)
Sit down start.
3. Hand Out (V6)
Sit down start, scary top out.
8. The Pummelling (V4)*
Follows the obvious rib to a tricky finish.
LEFT HAND SIDE TOPO
RIGHT HAND SIDE TOPO
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Simon Weill climbing
Hand Out (V6) / Sarah Osborne
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