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Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
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Description 

Follow the crack of Spider Wand for about 20 Ft. Traverse across the left facing corner to reach the hand crack on the right side of the arete. Climb the hand crack to the top. The traverse has some fun moves and the hand crack is a cruiser. If your are going to choose between Spider Wand and Wham Bam, Spider Wand has cooler moves pulling around the roof. This stays shady in the summer until about 1PM.


Location 

Obvious inside corner on the Burning buttress, 30 Ft. right of Happy Hands, 20 Ft. Left of Burning Calves.


Protection 

Heavy on the 3.5-2" range of cams. A smaller cam is nice for the traverse from Spider Wand to the main crack of this climb.



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Traversing right around the corner to the supremo handcrack
Traversing right around the corner to the supremo ...
Jessica Hoffmann gearing up the traverse to Wham Bam.
Jessica Hoffmann gearing up the traverse to Wham B...
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By Ryan Williams
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From: London (sort of)
Dec 18, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

I thought this was more fun than Spiderwand... Another Beauty Mountain Classic!

By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Aug 19, 2012

A burly start for both climbs (this and Spider Wand). A little overhanging and insecure through the crux wide section but the climbing above is stellar. A must do. I agree that this is more fun than Spider Wand but you shouldn't miss that climb either.