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Jewel Of The Wild 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Darryl Roth
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 31, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: This is what the climb looks like from the ground....


About 150' right of Illusions is an arete and corner system that just precedes the inset wall hosting The Gem. Jewel of The Wild takes the bulging face just right of the blunt arete. While pulling through the bulge is probably the crux, this route just seemed to ratchet up in difficulty the higher one climbed. Expect more edges and side-pulls than pockets. Jewel is just that, and comes with excellent stone, tricky sequences, and powerful climbing. I'll stick with two stars since it is usually listed that way in the guides, however, for the variety of moves, continuity, and great stone, it ticks in as one of my favorites in The Vault (three stars in my notes). Jewel is also lots less fingery than The Gem. If you are here, give it burn, you won't be disappointed!


Eight to ten draws and a rope.

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By Darryl Roth
Apr 20, 2003

FA: Darryl Roth
By Skyler B
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 25, 2015

Really cool line and definitely worth getting on!

Beta: I went far left above the bulge on some sidepulls over to a big jug. It seemed almost off route, but I just followed the chalk. Sweet line anyway you climb it!
By camtheman
From: Dallas, TX
Feb 7, 2016
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

I did the exact same thing, Skyler. I wanna say it wasn't off route, but it totally felt like I was cheating or something. Only because going straight up looked a lot harder (not that going left and establishing yourself on the face was easy).

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