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Mint Jam is one of the fine, single pitch routes located on the eastern end of the Lower Mothers Buttress. There are several high quality moderate crack climbs in this area, Mint Jam is one of the more obvious.
Start in a large chimney-type alcove with a body length roof on the left side spilt by a finger crack. The route follows this crack through the roof (8+) and continues up to a good ledge. Follow a nice hand crack straight up to the offwidth crux. Stem through the offwidth and belay on a large ledge at 90'. Either walk off to the East or if you plan on doing another of the good routes that end on the same ledge, leave an anchor and rap.
The trail leading up from the road deposits you almost directly below the start of the route.
Standard rack up to #3 Camalot.
BETA PHOTO: Alison Conrad all pretzeled-up under the Mint Jam ...
Jim leading the layback roof problem just above th...
|By Matt Chan|
From: Denver, CO
Jun 28, 2005
Excellent pitch! I was definitely happy to have a #3 Camalot for the crux OW at the top. Bolted rap anchor gets you down with one 60m line. 5.8+/5.9- seems about right.
|By Randy Carmichael|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2007
Be sure to save the #3 Camalot for the top (crux).
|By rob pizem|
Aug 17, 2011
Classic route with perfect stone!
|By Garret Nuzzo-Jones|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
A #4 plugs in nicely right at the start of the OW. I threw in two more #3s to finish off the climb.