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Hi Nezbit. Is this what you refer to as "moving left to a small crack before continuing to the top (12c R)"? I always thought this was part of the original route.
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Kris Gorny
Jun 15, 2014
Hi Nezbit. Is this what you refer to as "moving left to a small crack before continuing to the top (12c R)"? I always thought this was part of the original route.  
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
Checked with Dave G. Original line went left into the crack as this photo of Kris shows. The lower section you added is likely new. Nice job. Jun 17, 2014
Nezbit  
I did not know there were two exits either! Like you, I went to the thin crack instinctively when first on the climb. It was not until reading Remo's post that I became aware of the other exit and began looking closely at the photos (the one of you just above the crux that shows your placements in the crux is a great one and was a big help!). Still, I claim no authority in the matter. I think Chris's idea of checking in with Groth about the original finish is a good one.

Thanks! And good job to you too! Sounds like you led a 12b R rather than a 12a R! Jun 15, 2014
Kris Gorny    
I just saw your and Remo's posts under the original The good, the bad, and the jacked (dang, how about "GBJ" for short?). I was not aware there were two distinct exits. The way I understood the route was with the thin left crack exit and I always felt the 5.12a rating for GBJ was a classic sandbag. Dave Groth's original grade was 12c, if I am not mistaken.

Kudos for adding the direct start and linking both! Tough lead indeed! Jun 15, 2014

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