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Strawberry Jam 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: percious on Nov 13, 2007

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Rocks State Park - MD - Really fun crack climb

Description 

Follow the left leaning crack on the west side of the pillar.

Protection 

Standard rack.


Photos of Strawberry Jam Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jammin
Jammin
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Rock Climbing Photo: Strawberry jam from the base of breakaway
BETA PHOTO: Strawberry jam from the base of breakaway
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat on Strawberry Jam
Pat on Strawberry Jam
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Rock Climbing Photo: Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
BETA PHOTO: Renee climbing Strawberry Jam in mid April.
Rock Climbing Photo: Anonymous climber on Strawberry Jam
Anonymous climber on Strawberry Jam
Rock Climbing Photo: The Pillar.  Strawberry Jam 5.8
The Pillar. Strawberry Jam 5.8
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric on Strawberry Jam
Eric on Strawberry Jam
Rock Climbing Photo: Lauryn belaying Pat
Lauryn belaying Pat
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the Strawberry Jam (5.8+). This is a short ...
BETA PHOTO: Top of the Strawberry Jam (5.8+). This is a short ...

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By Frank T
Feb 9, 2009

Use care when leading. I have herd that the flake moves/flexes and if you fall, it may rip out your pro.
By Ross Purnell
From: Palmyra
Nov 16, 2009

I can verify Frank's comment. I was leading Strawberry Jam yesterday, stuck a blue #3 Camalot into the wide spot under the flake and it looked and felt like a perfect placement. I climbed past it, fell, and the cam popped. No problem. I had more gear in the main crack below but won't place under that flake again.
By John Oster
Aug 2, 2010

I led the Jam this past Saturday, and the mindset I had was to place pro either below or above the pod/flake area. There are plenty of solid placements above and below. And the flake provides great hands for placing.

Gorgeous route!
By Josh Smethers
From: Malvern, pa
Nov 5, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Awesome route! I wasn't ready for the pump I felt and took my first lead fall just bellow the flake. Fell on a #2C4 and it safe and clean! I finished the beautiful climb and will be itching to go back for the red point. As of 10/30/10 (when we climbed it) the bolts had been cut off at the top. We slung a horn with webbing and backed up by a well placed stopper to rappel off the back side.
By Tyrel Fuller
From: Denver, CO
Apr 29, 2011

The bolts have not been cut off. They are still there.
By Josh Smethers
From: Malvern, pa
Oct 10, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

There was indeed a chopped bolt just at the top of the climb where the crack bends left. Maybe the bolts I was supposed to use were at the very top if we chose to climb the 5.10 variation?
By Kyle Sears
Dec 16, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

As of 12/15 there were 3 brand new looking bolts at the shared anchor for the pinnacle (traverse right from where the crack ends - you'll see it). Fun route - powerful moves on super featured rock.

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