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Zig-zagging Jews

5.4, Trad, TR, 50 ft,  Avg: 1.7 from 15 votes
FA: unknown
Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Supremacy Rock
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

This route starts immediately to the right of the large fir tree on the north face of Supremacy. Follow an obvious, wide seam up angling slightly right toward a small tree. Just above the tree, stem out left onto the face and follow a pair of shallow cracks to the left. After ten feet, head up and right again on a broken-up seam. Finish by traversing left again on a ledge to the large alcove at the top of the NE arette.

Protection

The pro is probably reasonable, though creativity may be in order. It is probably easier to top rope along with Supremacy Slab.

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The north face of Supremacy rock as seen from across the parking area.
[Hide Photo] The north face of Supremacy rock as seen from across the parking area.
Picture taken from opposite side of tree from Supremacy Slab route.
[Hide Photo] Picture taken from opposite side of tree from Supremacy Slab route.
The original ZZJ on a 'first ascent'.
[Hide Photo] The original ZZJ on a 'first ascent'.

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[Hide Comment] A good climb for a beginner. The crux is the first traverse to the left after reaching the tree. Keep your feet on a the diagonal crack with some good undercling holds. Once you reachthe small bush head up and to the right; the rest of the climb has good holds. Sep 26, 2003
[Hide Comment] Pro is really not hard to find at all and doesn't require any creativity. On the crux traverse, there is good gear at your feet. After the traverse, the rest of the climb has great pro. Sep 26, 2010
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.4
[Hide Comment] Not at dirty or broken as it looks. Jun 11, 2011
Justin Brunson
Broomfield CO
 
[Hide Comment] Good route but not much gear until you reach the first tree. After that, it's fine. May 16, 2014