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Todd Shaffer low on the Jolly Green Giant
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M Sprague
Sep 19, 2013
Todd Shaffer low on the Jolly Green Giant  
Anyone scoping out a line on that beautiful face? It looks steep and featured and appears to have some placements. Jun 11, 2014
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Yes, I put anchors in (which are also for a right hand crack finish to Bigfoot) late last Fall and played around on it with a self belay TR. It goes, but the holds naturally lead you back to the corner on the right about where the pod is on The Jolly Green Giant. Holds then angle back left to a really interesting set up to a big dyno near the top. I haven't decided whether or not to leave it as a TR with a few pieces of gear for directionals or make it a lead. I didn't want it to end up looking like a squeeze job between the other two routes since the face down low is pretty narrow. It might end up as bolts and gear leading out from the pod and leave the bottom as a TR variation (or pre-placed thin gear) The bottom section is cool, but very tweaky. Get on it and see what you think, if you'd like. Jun 11, 2014
Thanks for the info Mark! I've been wanting to go up to Green's for a year now, and I plan on trying again once the bugs die down; if I make it I'll report back. Jun 12, 2014

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