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By Jay Harrison
May 14, 2014
The "Upper South Corner" Cliffs have become quite developed since 2013. The various outcrops on the cliff now have different designations to help people find and figure out where they are. Where previously only adventurous, "alpine-style" routes wandered, there are now clusters of well-defined, lovingly scrubbed routes. A herd path branches off the East Path near the Height-of-Land Wall to reach the most popular crags up here.
Of particular note, the Jammer Wall has the highest concentration of established and well-cleaned routes, currently 13 and counting. These range from 30' to 70' tall; from 5.2 to 5.11a. It is quick to dry, receives a lot of sunshine well into the afternoon, and boasts some of the finest collection of cracks on the mountain.
Above the Jammer Wall lies another 80' cliff, which is steeper and less developed. Animal Charm, 5.10c, is the route of note on it, though the Gray-Harrison, and one of its variation pitches, also runs up it.
Below the Jammer Wall (actually, below the short cliff just below the Jammer Wall), the Provando Wall holds 3 lines: Provando, Riprovando, and Fireworks. Provando is the only "official" multi pitch route in this area, since it has the only official pitch that runs through the short wall separating this cliff from the Jammer Wall. Its bottom and middle pitches are often wet; its uppermost pitch lies on the Jammer Wall and sees a lot of traffic, in part because of its moderate grade and good trad gear. Riprovando, at 5.10b, is a difficult single pitch option. Fireworks is hard 5.7, and makes a decent "companion" pitch to Firecracker up on the Jammer Wall.
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