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Beanstalk Crack, The T 
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Jolly Green Giant, The T 
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The Jolly Green Giant 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark Sprague, Jason Milford 8/31/2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: M Sprague on Sep 3, 2013

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Todd Shaffer low on the Jolly Green Giant


The inviting looking offwidth/chimney in the corner to the right of the Bigfoot arete - Make use of the tree to start (or awkwardly avoid it if you really wish), then stem, layback and finally do a little chimneying where the crack widens into a pod. Finish up with some steep handjams, finger locks and laybacks up the final crack. Really nice stone, fun moves and well protected.


Land of Cracks (lower tier, right of the big green gully), in the big corner just right of the landmark sharp arete of Bigfoot Was Here.


5 bolts, red #1 Camalot, med and large wired stoppers. You could use the .3 and .4 gray and purple Camalots up high if you wish, but it eats the wired stoppers there, especially if you have a couple big aluminum offsets. Bolted anchor

No big gear needed unless you want to avoid the bolts, in which case you will need a few of the biggest sized BigBros, and a #6 cam near the bottom (which wouldn't protect you much really).

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Tom Nonis leading... Photo by Dima Shirokov
Tom Nonis leading... Photo by Dima Shirokov
Todd finishing up the upper finger crack
Todd finishing up the upper finger crack
Amy S seconding Golly Green Giant
Amy S seconding Golly Green Giant
Amy S and Rob A on Golly Green Giant
Amy S and Rob A on Golly Green Giant
Amy S into the pod of Golly Green Giant
Amy S into the pod of Golly Green Giant

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By Bodyboarder
From: LA, CA
Sep 3, 2013

Best offwidth/chimney I've ever done!
By Rob Albert
Sep 8, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This isn't really an OW. It is more like a chimney/ face climb. It is well bolted where you can't get normal gear, and MUCH better than it looks. There is a huge variety of techniques to use on this climb. Super fun! DO IT!
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