Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Unknown, 1979
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2002
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One of the better routes on the Thin Wall, this takes a featured crack system 15' left of an obvious right-facing corner system.

Fun climbing down low leads to a cruxy bulge which is passed via positive incut holds and jams. One star out of five.


A selection of wires and cams to 2" or so will be adequate. Walk off to the south (climber's left).
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
I once watched in awe as an 80+ year old German man worked his way up this one - very inspiring! Feb 28, 2003
Bo Johnston
Bo Johnston  
Pulling the bulge was the crux on this one but as stated above, it's a "pull and go" type move but 10a in finding the move and pulling it all the same. At the top there is a single bolt placed to keep the rope straight up the route and the bolts above Count on Your Fingers are used for the anchor. Cool way to set up the bolts on top I thought. Oct 10, 2005
Kellen Holt
Kellen Holt  
Felt pretty good for the grade. Definitely harder than Count on your fingers, and it's steeper at the top. Place a good piece at the horizontal below the final overhang and then fire the moves to the top. Placing gear in the vertical cracks during the meat of the overhang will flame you out, plus you take away good holds by doing so. A good lead or top-rope - fire it! Dec 31, 2005
Cool moves at the top. Sep 22, 2006
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Fun climb and great overhang! Nice jam for the crux. THE must do at Thin Wall, IMHO. Apr 30, 2007
Adam Stackhouse

Adam Stackhouse    
Fun but a super popular TR. Aug 31, 2007
Count on your Fingers, at 5.9, is a more sustained climb in my opinion, while this is fairly soft for J-Tree .10a (much easier than say, Bird of Fire). Instead of using the bolt as a directional at the top, just plug a bomber cam below the lip. Less rope drag, and no real danger for the second at that point. Great route, get on it. Dec 11, 2008
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
Felt like 95% of this route was easier then 5.9 to the right (Count your fingers) with only one hard section up top. Possible a 5.9+ compared to right ski track Nov 1, 2013
Kittery, ME
Cron   Kittery, ME
Uncharacteristic grade by JT standards. Possibly the softest 5.10 in the park. Great confidence booster. Jan 24, 2016
Max Rausch
Portland, OR
Max Rausch   Portland, OR
Might have to agree with 5.9+ at most. While steep, the route is covered in jugs. An awesome lead all in all.
Tricky gear down low. Oct 28, 2016
Hobo Greg
My Van
Hobo Greg   My Van
Only easier than other .10a’s in the park if you can do a pull-up. For me this was one of the hardest .10a’s I’ve done here, harder for me than Illusion Dweller or Taxman. Oct 18, 2018
This route and it’s neighbor Count on Your Fingers makes me feel like I’m back home in the Gunks. Great climbing, just wish it was longer. Nov 26, 2018