Easy Jam
5.4 YDS 4a French 12 Ewbanks IV UIAA 10 ZA VD 3c British
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Routes in Nautilus
30 is the New 20 T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b | |
[Redacted] T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
A Little on the Ugly Side T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Air Voyager With Report S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b | |
Automotive Supply House T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Baalbek T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Baldwin's Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Banana Hammock 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+ | |
Bat Guano Crack (mistakenly aka B-G Crack) T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Bat Heaven T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Blood Sport TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a V5 6C | |
Bombay T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Bombs Away aka B52 T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c | |
Bug Squad T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R | |
Campsite Host Boulder V2-3 5+ | |
Candlestick T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Cannonball T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Captain Nemo T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Central Scrutinizer, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Cool Hand Luke T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Cornelius T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Crankenstein T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
Cupcake T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5 | |
Deception T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Deep Throat T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Deterioration / Unknown V1+ 5 | |
Drunken Redneck Rappellers S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Dual T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c | |
Easy Jam T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Ejector-Rejector TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Elevator T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Escalator T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Etude For The Left Hand TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Etude For The Right Hand S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Failure to Communicate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Father 1 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Final Cut, The T,S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b | |
Finally T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Flare Thee Well T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Flying Buttress T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Folded, Spindled, and Mutilated T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Fourth of July Roof T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Friday the 13th T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b | |
Friday the 13th, Part 2 T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Ghost Dance T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Grand Traverse, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Gravity's Rainbow T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R | |
H & H Grunt T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 | |
Hairlip T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Hamburger Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Handjacker T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Harder Than Your Husband T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b | |
Heel to Toe V4- 6B | |
Hemoglobin T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Hesitation Blues T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Horticulture T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Humper T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Hurley-Fowler T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
I'm Spartacus T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
In The Dark T V5 6C | |
In the Groove T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Infant Son T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Jim Jam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Jim Jam Junior T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Joke T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Kiai T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 | |
Knee Grinder T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Knothole T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Left Torpedo Tube T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b | |
Lower Progressive T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Lower Slot and Upper Slot T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Lower Slot Left T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Lucky You T V6 7A | |
Max Factor T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a | |
MaxiLash T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Middle Parallel Space T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Mother 1 T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Murphy's Law V4-5 6B+ | |
Nemo's Nemesis S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
Nemo's Toad T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a | |
New Mutant T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b | |
Nitrogen Narcosis T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Octagon T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b | |
October Light T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c | |
Old Eyeful T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Outrider S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 | |
Par Four T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Petite Tarsalation T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a | |
Piton Perch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Popcorn Farce T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a | |
Postman, The T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Practice Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Pretty S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Republic, The V10 7C+ | |
Right Parallel Space T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Right Torpedo Tube T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
Right Winger T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0 4 | |
Shotgun Willy V6 7A | |
Slab and Grab V4 6B | |
Slab Stealer T V4 6B | |
Slat T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Slick and Superficial T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b | |
Slit T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Soak'em In Cider V5 6C | |
Stand and Deliver S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Step Ladder T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Step Ladder T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Stinkzig T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Straight 4 Ward T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Stranded at Sea T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R | |
Sun Up To Sundown V6 7A | |
Tarsalation T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Ted's Trot T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Tempest V9 7C | |
Thin Lizzy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Thunderbolt T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
TTL T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
TTR T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Unknown Crystal Slab V1 5 | |
Unknown Mantle V2 5+ | |
Upper Progressive T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Upper Slot Left T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Vault T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Vedajuicer, The T V11 8A | |
Vulture Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
W.C. Fields T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Wall-To-Wall T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c | |
War Zone T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c | |
Where the Sidewalk Ends 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0-1 4+ | |
Whipping Boy T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a | |
Willem Dafoe's Blood Penis TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
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Page Views: | 31,491 total · 129/month |
Shared By: | Steve Levin on Aug 31, 2001 |
Admins: | Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki |
Description
Wide cracks have a well-deserved reputation for being one of the more difficult genres in our sport. I suspect this is due to the simple observation that in wide crack climbing, technique goes a long way. Struggling up a wide crack without technique is like climbing a steep trail on skiis- without wax: just plain miserable.
Locate Easy Jam by heading left from the parking lot, and wandering through the maze of boulders to a short slab with a nice-looking diagonal crack in it (Cornelius, 5.5, excellent). Just left is this wide crack challenge.
Wear protective clothing- minimizing pain or discomfort is a good place to start. Now decide which side of your body you want to have inside the crack. Think which orientation allows for the most friction (often very helpful) while reducing any awkwardness. In leaning wide cracks it is often advantageous to have your back against the lower angle side, so that rests can easily be found by leaning back (as opposed to being forced up against the crack). For this route you will want your left side in.
Arrange your gear on a sling, so there is nothing on your harness to get caught.
Keep in mind that in wide cracks and chimneys you can often optimize your body position to provide added security. Done properly, it is hard to fall out of a wide crack, although the tendency for the leader is to get too deep in a wide crack, which is not always the easiest way to climbing one.
The secret to wide cracks is focusing on your lower body. It is the legs that do most of the pushing and stabilizing. Use your arms to maintain your position. For this climb, heel-toe jams with the left foot work well. You can also torque your left knee to help. Arm bar with your left, and move systematically: secure your arms position, then release your lower body (legs, feet) and slide them to a higher position. Now lock them in, and slide up (don't pull) with your upper body by pushing with your legs. Lock the upper body and repeat.
This climb is a little runout, but short. If in doubt, try it on tr.
A nice progression on the Nautilus for learning wide cracks is: Easy Jam 5.4, Baldwin's Chimney 5.4, Right Parallel Space 5.5, Piton Perch 5.6, Slit 5.7, Hamburger Crack 5.7, Candlestick 5.7, Upper Slot 5.7+. Remember that, unfortunately, easier wide cracks tend to be squeezes, and are often poorly protected, so take this progression slowly.
Locate Easy Jam by heading left from the parking lot, and wandering through the maze of boulders to a short slab with a nice-looking diagonal crack in it (Cornelius, 5.5, excellent). Just left is this wide crack challenge.
Wear protective clothing- minimizing pain or discomfort is a good place to start. Now decide which side of your body you want to have inside the crack. Think which orientation allows for the most friction (often very helpful) while reducing any awkwardness. In leaning wide cracks it is often advantageous to have your back against the lower angle side, so that rests can easily be found by leaning back (as opposed to being forced up against the crack). For this route you will want your left side in.
Arrange your gear on a sling, so there is nothing on your harness to get caught.
Keep in mind that in wide cracks and chimneys you can often optimize your body position to provide added security. Done properly, it is hard to fall out of a wide crack, although the tendency for the leader is to get too deep in a wide crack, which is not always the easiest way to climbing one.
The secret to wide cracks is focusing on your lower body. It is the legs that do most of the pushing and stabilizing. Use your arms to maintain your position. For this climb, heel-toe jams with the left foot work well. You can also torque your left knee to help. Arm bar with your left, and move systematically: secure your arms position, then release your lower body (legs, feet) and slide them to a higher position. Now lock them in, and slide up (don't pull) with your upper body by pushing with your legs. Lock the upper body and repeat.
This climb is a little runout, but short. If in doubt, try it on tr.
A nice progression on the Nautilus for learning wide cracks is: Easy Jam 5.4, Baldwin's Chimney 5.4, Right Parallel Space 5.5, Piton Perch 5.6, Slit 5.7, Hamburger Crack 5.7, Candlestick 5.7, Upper Slot 5.7+. Remember that, unfortunately, easier wide cracks tend to be squeezes, and are often poorly protected, so take this progression slowly.
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