Digging deep for a smooth handjam. This technique was a new one for Carter who celebrated his birthday with us on the rocks. It is amazing how a little bit of instruction can teach new concepts so quickly. He went from "no way! That' painful" to "wow, this handjam thing actually feels very supportive". All you got to do is stick your straight hand into the crack and pull your thumb down into the surface of your hand. That makes your lower hand part wider and jams it into the crack. Well done! Our climb here – "Beautiful", 5.5 is one of the smoothest and greatest crack for first handjammers – come try out yourself ?