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Jay's Route 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Sainio on Nov 3, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The hand crack start of Jay's Route.

Description 

Right next to Yellow Pages at East Animas, this is the next best beginner trad route in Durango. It is a little dirty but nothing compared to the Fishers!

Location 

Look for the perfect, 25 foot hand crack.

Protection 

A standard rack will suffice. Two bolt anchor at the top. Long runners to extend the anchor if top roping.


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By Ryan Martin
From: Durango, CO
Oct 6, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree wholeheartedly with the description. Nice beginner trad lead, right up there with yellow pages in East-A.

The handcrack is really fun (I placed one BD #0.75, one #1, and one #3, all in that order, IIRC). After that, there are two rest stops (ledges), where you advance up the rest of the crack through small overhangs to a two-bolt anchor. Not nearly as hard as the left X, so I would rate it 5.6.