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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.
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.
22 Total Routes
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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+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Pear Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches
Endless Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Thinstone 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad
Femp 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Loose Ends 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches
J-Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches
Mission Impossible 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
The Cavity 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Visual Aids 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches
Thindependence 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Stretch Marks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch
Fascist Drill in the West 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
The Adventures of B-Dog 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Monkey on a String 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 60'
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Stretch Marks 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area
This is an excellent pitch to the left of Thindependence. It takes an elegant thin crack next to an arete and has a fixed pin 30 feet up. A first crux (.11a) is encountered just of the ground and is a tad on the hairy side (10 feet up, bad pro). A second crux (.10+) is encountered after the pin on delicate liebacking and is well protected. Follow some 5.9 cracks after the arete peters out up to the second pitch on Pear Buttress. This route is hard to toprope withou...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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