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Jumping Jack Crack
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Routes in Sidewinder Rock - West Face
|Diamondback T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Invisible Touch T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Jumping Jack Crack T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|King Pin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Kingsnake T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Sidewinder T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Skinny Dip T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Venucian Fece T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||John Long, November 1972|
|Page Views:||3,396 total, 17/month|
|Shared By:||Randy on Dec 31, 2001|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionA good excercise in thin hands jamming (even if the crux is short). Start about 65 feet left of Sidewinder and climb the obvious chimney (5.9) to where it ends at a small roof, with a thin crack above. This chimney is unprotected unless you bring a large 4-5 inch cam. At the roof, there is good pro.
Place a piece or two above the roof, then use bad jams, stems and body english to work your way up until you can get a thin hands jam and bring your feet up over the lip of the roof. Once you've established yourself in the crack above, the difficulties ease.
Descend off back of the crag (downclimb a crack or jump 12+ feet down); or jump to top of pinnacle to left and rappel off.