Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches
FA: George Hurley and Charles Roskosz, 1961. FFA: Layton Kor
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Shared By: Darin Lang on May 24, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This outstanding route is also known as Jackson's Wall Direct and shares its last pitch with that route. One of my favorite 9s in Boulder Canyon.

P1 begins about 50 feet (?) left of Athlete's Feat beneath a short right-facing dihedral about 15 feet off the deck. Climb the clean crack in the dihedral until you can traverse left to the obvious ledge (P1 crux - 5.8). Move left along the ledge until you reach a bolt. Optional belay here, or continue left and then up (5.6) until you get to a fair-sized ledge with a couple of fixed pins.

P2 (or 3) moves straight up to a left-facing right-leaning ramp. Go up the ramp until you can make a delicate traverse left (5.9) to another ramp leading to a fixed pin. Note that there is an off-route bolt on top of the first ramp that you can clip with a long sling - it's up to you whether you would rather risk a pendulum into the ramp or a 15-20 footer straight down onto a good stopper. Move straight up past the pin to a short slabby section (also 5.9 - possibly an RP placement) and belay on the ledge.

P3 (or 4) Finish with the last pitch of Jackson's Wall.

Protection

Standard rack, emphasis on smaller

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