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July Jihad 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type: Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: FC John on Sep 6, 2009
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Easy climbing up the right facing flake on the right side of the ark, leads to a traverse on rusted iron color pockets up to a cool undercling. Blast up and over the roof here, making a hard move before the next bolt. Save some juice for 3 more bolts to the chains on thin pockets and crimps.


Shares the start and the first 4 bolts as the Last Starfighter and Unsubstantiated Propaganda


13 Bolts to chains. Although the moves were easy 10-, it was comforting to have a longer runner to clip an extra bolt to protect the traverse.

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By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Aug 12, 2011

I thought the crux clip was... the crux! I think taller people should have an easier time of it.

By Toby Butterfield
From: Portland, OR
Sep 15, 2012
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

I definitely felt like the crux was a move from a tiny crimp up to a pinch right after you come out around the roof. Lovely climb, though, and unlike many others actually has a clipping stance for the anchors up in the churt.

By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jul 15, 2013
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

I didn't feel like this route was any harder than the rest. And for sure not a cool or as clean of a line as LSF. But still worth doing if you climb the grade.