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Arete (aka 3-Star Arete) S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bear Arete S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bear Crack, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bear Cub Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bear Fingers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bear's Choice S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Beast of Burden S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Beast, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Black Hole Sun S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Body Snatcher S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Brazin S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Grigio S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jason and the Argonauts S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Jekyll and Hyde S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just Bearly T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Kidnapped S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kill Uncle S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Kodiak S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mark's Moderate T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Moonshine S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Napa Valley Party Service S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Old And In The Way S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Old Ghost S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Polar Bear Spire S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rampage S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Silverado Squatters S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smash n Grab S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Stone Free S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Swallow My Pride S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Theodore Roosevelt (aka Teddy Bear) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Treasure Island S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Uncle Tom S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ursa Major T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ursa Minor, aka: Guillotine Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wayne's World S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jason Campbell and Jordy Morgan (1991)
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Apr 29, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Starts to the right of the diagnol crack that the Beast (11b) moves across. Jason and the Argonauts begins with opposition moves on a very overhung face past the first two bolts. The steepness eases off as you pull a two-finger pocket past the third bolt, then technical face moves bring you to the fourth bolt and the climbing eases off as you finish the route. Burly.

Protection

Four bolts to hangers shared with The Beast.

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James Cranston
Boulder, CO
James Cranston   Boulder, CO
I don't know. The suggested grade here feels like a huge sand bag - this route is HARD, but probably very much in the style of difficult sport routes at this crag (invisible feet and strenuous lock offs). Granted I was working it in less-than-fresh conditions, but I feel like a send of this is going to be at least 12c, based on the movement, size of holds, and lack of opportunity to shake. Mar 5, 2016
Caliza
  5.12b
Caliza  
  5.12b
I did a link up between Jason and Beast of Burden, "Jason and the Beast." Did the first 3 bolts of Jason then linked into the last bolt of Beast. I doubt I'm the first person to do this link up. If there are any doubts as to if Jason is a 5.12c or not, doing this finish is very hard after having done most of Jason. The moves themselves transitioning from Jason to Beast are cruxy and leaves you pumped for Beast's crux right before the jugs. I think it's definitely a step up from the normal finish to Jason and falls in at a solid 5.12c. Aug 27, 2015
Carles Alonso
San Francisco
 
Carles Alonso   San Francisco
 
I did this route last weekend. Compared to it's neighbor "Swallow my pride" its harder. So I would suggest 5.12c as the guidebook says. If this is a 5.12b then swallow my pride should be downgraded to 5.12a (which is not) in my opinion, at least to keep the coherence inside the same crag. In any case, both routes are good and fun which is what should matter ultimately Jun 8, 2014
Caliza
  5.12b
Caliza  
  5.12b
Don't know what it was like before breakage, but it feels like solid 5.12b to me compared to other .12b's elsewhere. Crux is going from 1st to second bolt. Eases up slightly after that if you can find the proper holds, they are very well camouflaged. Mar 17, 2013
Jerry Dodrill
Bodega, CA
  5.12b
Jerry Dodrill   Bodega, CA
  5.12b
The start has gotten significantly harder over the years as a few holds have broken. Some might suggest a .12c rating is fair. Great route. Thin, no rests. Nov 17, 2007