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Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Phil Wilt, Ed McCarthy 1983
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Oct 2, 2007

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Jessica Hoffmann pluggin'& chuggin"

Description 

Follow the crack of Spider Wand for about 30 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. Though the dihedral start is tough, you can get a nice cool breeze from the crack. Nothing like natural AC when you're groveling up a cupped hands corner.

Location 

Obvious inside, left-facing corner on the Burning Buttress.

Protection 

Heavy on the 3.5-2" range of cams. A smaller (#1) cam is nice for the traverse from Spider Wand to the main crack of this climb. Bolted anchor.


Photos of Wham Bam Thanks for the Jam Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing right around the corner to the supremo ...
Traversing right around the corner to the supremo ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jessica Hoffmann gearing up the traverse to Wham B...
Jessica Hoffmann gearing up the traverse to Wham B...
Rock Climbing Photo: Having fun on Wham Bam thanks for the jam
Having fun on Wham Bam thanks for the jam

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