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North America, United States, California, Sierra Nevada, King's Canyon Obelisk, Hands of Fate

King’s Canyon Obelisk, Hands of Fate. This route lies on the north face of the King’s Canyon Obelisk, following the obvious crack system left of the North Face—West Arête Route. An easy pitch led to the base of the crack, where two small overhangs barred the way. We bypassed the first by traversing right, then followed a difficult arch up and left. Surmounting the second proved to be the crux of the climb. It was climbed by Robb Dellinger and me in September. NCCS II, F10.

Alan Bartlett, Buff Alpine Club