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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.
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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+ 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'
Featured Route For J-Crack Slab Area
Pear Buttress 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Lumpy Ridge : ... : J-Crack Slab Area
One of my favorite 5.8s in the world. It begins roughly where the approach trail ends (take the right-hand branch just before the rock). The climb starts at a clean flake just right of a broken area. P1: The flake can be climbed directly from the bottom (5.9 R), but the standard start is to climb up the slab right of the flake and step into it where it offers a perfect hand crack (5.7 w/ no pro for the first 20 ft.) One can avoid all these scary starts (but also some great climbing) by scramb...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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