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A Touch of Tango T 
Angel's Arete T,TR 
Are You An Idiot? T 
Are You Experienced? T 
Blunder and Frightening T,TR 
Butterbeans T 
Chockstone T,TR 
Dogfight T 
Dresden Corner T 
Easily Flakey T,TR 
Englishman's Crack T 
Gag Reflex T 
Handsome and Well-Hung T 
High Times T 
Horton's Tree T 
International Incident T 
Jaws T,TR 
Labor Day T 
Layback T 
Let the Wind Blow S 
Let's Get Physical T 
Marionette T,TR 
Mayfly T 
Mean Old Mr. Gravity S 
Mega Magic S 
Monkey See, Monkey Do T,TR 
Penalty Situation T,TR 
Raptured T 
Strategem, The S 
Strech Armstrong (a.k.a. Ruptured) S 
Team Machine S 
Tree Route, The T,TR 
Underfling T 
Zag T,TR 


YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Skidmore '77
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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 10, 2007

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Jaws 5.9+


Sustained Hands in a slick corner.
Classic for hand crack/corner lovers (not me)

Start on easy ground, and the climb keps getting harder and harder as you move up closer to the tree, once you get tot he tree is eaes up a bit then run it out to the bolt anchor.

Remember a hand jam is as good as a belay *wink


Obvious corner left of Stretch Armstrong.


Gear is awesome!

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Jaws 5.9+
Jaws 5.9+
Max on jaws. Awesome climb.
Max on jaws. Awesome climb.

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By Jason Holliday
From: Blacksburg, VA
Apr 23, 2011

This felt hard in the grade, but I haven't climbed too many 5.9's at the New. The crux was about half way up after the wide section, if I remember correctly - there is a bit of a bulge with tight hands. The rest is solid hands. Good pro throughout.
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Oct 25, 2011

As straight forward as it gets! Hand Jam your all the way to the top! At the time I was pretty new at crack climbing so it was a little on the stiff side for me, but with enough determination made it to the top! Eats up medium size gear, bring doubles of .75-2's if you want to stitch it up. Lay backing works, but its quite a work out if you decide to climb it that way.
By Troy Russell
From: Fenton, MI
Feb 9, 2012

It seemed to be one of the strangest hand jams I've encountered.

It felt like you hand jam one way, then you get footholds another way. Felt screwy.

Good climb anyways. Not bad for setting up top rope either, just reach over the edge. Done.
By Alan Howell
May 8, 2012

This thing looks SO straightforward but it climbs somewhat awkward and a bit pumpy for the grade. Killer jams though, for sure.
By Henry AB
Jan 26, 2015

The crack was somewhat muddy at the top, at least when I climbed it (November 2014). I am not sure it's worth a repeat.
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