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Jungle Beat 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Larry Day, Tom Seibert - 1979
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Tony B on Oct 6, 2006
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Description 

One of the best trad routes in the Gorge, hands down. Also an interesting adventure and a sandbag. Rated traditionally at 5.9+, one is left to wonder, "Plus what?" I say, plus one.

P1, 100'+, 5.9: Climb up the initial corner on good jams, mostly hands-sized and up to the roof. Figure out how to get out to the end of the roof to the belay, which is awesome and not hard at all. Do not let the appearance of the roof from below intimidate you. Belay on large gear (in my case a #4 camalot and a large hex) before heading up and out over the lip of the roof.
P2, 100', 5.10: Place a piece of gear at or above the lip and Climb up over it, being conscious of where your last piece of good gear is- you can ill-afford a fall past your belayer here. Beat the lip and pull into fantastic stems. I think I recall placing red and brown tricams, but TCU's might also work. Continue up the stemming to the top of the wonderful corner (5.9) and finish on face climbing (5.8, PG-13) to the top of the cliff.
Belay from and rap off of some webbing on a large tree. 2 60M ropes required to rap off.


Location 

Get up to Military wall and head left. Keep heading left past all of the known and established sport routes, and until you hit a large right-facing corner with a hide roof above it leading into another corner, now left-facing.
There is a huge yellow/green patch on the left wall not far from the base and a giant, nearly perfectly shaped pine tree below this. The corner system through the roof is Jungle Beat.


Protection 

A standard rack plus one #4 camalot. 2 60M ropes for the rap-off, or walk off.



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By Jim Matt
From: Indianapolis, IN
Mar 18, 2007

My climbing partner Barry and I eyed this yesterday...kind of wet and cold for March, but it looks awesome! He said he normally breaks it up in to 3 pitches...

By Cory Tanner
From: Murfreesboro,Tn.
Apr 23, 2012

Did this route yesterday, and definately a sandbag! However it is one of the best trad routes of the grade that Ive done. The topout was very sandy and slopey but if you have double ropes you can rap of off bolted anchors and avoid the topout.