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J-Crack Slab Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adventures of B-Dog, The T 
Alien Algorithm T,S 
Campground, The T 
Cavity, The T 
Endless Crack T 
Fascist Drill in the West T,S 
Femp T 
Happy Camper T 
J-Crack T 
KOAlien T,S 
Loose Ends T 
Mission Accomplished T,TR 
Mission Impossible T 
Monkey on a String S 
Pear Buttress T 
Pizza Face T 
Stretch Marks T 
Thindependence T 
Thinstone T 
Turn the Page T 
Visual Aids T 
Weekend Warrior S,TR 

J-Crack Slab Area  


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Elevation: 8,458'
Location: 40.40556, -105.53398 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on May 12, 2009
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Description 

This is a sub-section of the Book, including routes on the climbers right of the Book and surrounding areas, including some routes featured on large boulders below the J-Crack Slab. The title route, J-Crack, is perhaps one of the most popular and classic climbs on all of Lumpy Ridge. This area also features such amazing climbs as Thindependence (5.10c), Loose Ends (5.9) and Pear Buttress (5.8). The final route included in this area to the climbers left would be Monkey on a String (5.12). See the Pages Wall Area for routes further left on the Book.

Getting There 

Hike as you would to the Book. Break right towards the base of the cliff. J-Crack looks just as it sounds- the area surrounding this climb is the J-Crack Slab. Several climbs also exist on large boulders below that include their own specific directions.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',5],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for J-Crack Slab Area:
The Campground   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Pear Buttress   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches   
Endless Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Thinstone   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Femp   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Loose Ends   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
J-Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Mission Impossible   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Visual Aids   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   
The Cavity   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Thindependence   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Stretch Marks   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Fascist Drill in the West   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
The Adventures of B-Dog   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Monkey on a String   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   
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Visual Aids 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area
A harder, parallel (and IMHO even better) variation to Loose Ends, Visual Aids is the archetypal Lumpy finger crack.P1. Begin with that route, or take Pear Buttress or Thindependence (highly recommended) to the same, sloping ledge.P2. Climb the right of two parallel thin cracks, with the insecure crux off the ledge. Continue jamming to another belay shared with Loose Ends.P3. Climb up toward the prominent, left-facing dihedral of Loose Ends, but then make an exciting 5....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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