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The Peanut Butter Jar 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a A2 PG13

Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 150', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a A2 [details]
FA: James Garrett, solo, 30 September 1998
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 21, 2008

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Approach the longest and steepest side of the Peanut Butter Jar. Perhaps named shortly thereafter and in reference to Frosty Weller's Mustard Jar route, also in the Southern Swell.

Pitch #1: Easy climbing steepens up a crack and at its end, pass a bolt and some soft nailing. Pass 3 more bolts over a roof to a soft crack/groove to another bolt. A blank section protected by two more bolts leads to a final right facing corner to the summit anchors. Great views in an environment of solitude. 5.5, A2, 50m

Cairn erected on top. FA of the tower at the time. Rappel the route.

This may have been climbed since and called something else, as it is an obvious tower with a short approach and short climb to its top. I am quite sure it had never been climbed prior to this ascent, however.


The Peanut Butter Jar may be viewed from Broken Cross. As one is parked at the cabin, walk up canyon from Broken Cross and see a line-up of weak tower like formations along a ridge line to the south. One has a very blocky "jar-like" appearance, is its "summit" and has a very flat appearing top, hence, I called it The Peanut Butter Jar. About a 20 minute hike (if I recall correctly) to its base on flat ground in the high country....you won't have to descend down into ravines or gulches.


QDs and set of Camalots and set of assorted variety of pitons.

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