I have big hands so this climb was BOMBER fists for me all the way till like the last two feet where I just reached up high and over the top. The fists were so good that several times they actually got stuck and I almost fell trying to undo my semi-cammed hands. I was laughing at myself. I've never been that stuck before. Placed a BD#2 at the bottom incase I fell early. Otherwise used a BD 3 and 4. Anchor requires either two BD4s, or you can hike around the top and sling a large chicken head.
Some friends were doing Illusion Dweller, so decided to give Fisticuffs another try - has great a great photo angle for ID. I remembered my mistake at the end last time - instead kept the fist jam all through the final move and was rewarded with the redpoint. Its my first redpoint/onsight on level 4 of the SCMA crack list - its nice to cross this one out.
A short & burly route. Thought I was done with the crux - went into a lieback and fell. Darn. I really don't want to do this route again - it chewed up my arms & shins. My guidebook says this is a 10c and I'd agree. It is easy to protect, though. Bring an extra BD #3 for a directional for the second (on the top, post-crux) - if not, pulling the last piece of pro and blowing the pull onto the slab above could result in a nasty pendulum into the wall and an unhappy second. :(
A good consolation after high winds made me not rope up for Run For Your Life. This is a very aesthetic and beautiful line. Feels like 5.9 but if it were any longer it would feel like 5.11. Kept pushing a blue and black cam up the whole way, I was on toprope nearly the whole time!