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Routes in Jaws Boulder Area

Asylum V10- 7C+
Baby Robbins T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V0- 4-
Business Is business V8- 7B R
Corn Flake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eppulator, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Fake Eppulator, The V7- 7A+
Girl's Climb TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
I Would Die For You T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b V5 6C
Jaws T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c V1 5
Jaws Arete TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Karl's Error T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Karl's New Error V7 7A+
Sausage Sandwich V2+ 5+
Shawn's Knobs T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a V0+ 4+
Worst Climb In The World TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Jan 28, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Jaws is the mean looking finger crack on the north face of JAWS. The climb widens from fingers to thin hands with insecure feet.


Boulder problem, Standard Rack. Gear Anchor.
Adam Stackhouse

  5.11a V1
Adam Stackhouse    
  5.11a V1
Direct crack climbing leading to a liebacking move or two is how this route is often done. Very clean Feb 10, 2006
Rick Piggott did the first ascent of this around 1976. It was originally rated 5.10c as I recall. Mar 11, 2006
San Diego, CA
  5.11a V1
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
  5.11a V1
Interesting that I am forced to give this a V grade. I would call climbing this ropeless more of a solo than a boulder problem. If there is really a difference I guess not but this is a very bold boulder problem. Jan 20, 2007
Hehe, 10d in the ol' Fry guide iirc. Solid. Mar 21, 2007
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Fun, but over-rated. And that picture make it look three times longer than it is. 2.5 out of 4. Jan 10, 2010
Vandalia, Appalachia
camhead   Vandalia, Appalachia
Ryan doesn't know what he's talking about. Awesome line that really tests you in a lot of pure jamming sizes, without constrictions. Jan 12, 2010
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly   work.
Camhead didn't send until we put tic marks (1 for thumbs down, 2 for thumbs up jams, differentiating between right and left hands) all the way up the 10 foot climb. Jan 18, 2010
Mill Valley
EliotAC   Mill Valley
Jaws graffiti removal...… Feb 26, 2011
don't lieback it Feb 14, 2018
A toprope is highly recommend because the crux is at the top and it is very insecure, fairly high and a fall could get weird... Definitely feels like .11a (or V1) to me, but it's seen a variety of grades over the years. Natural gear needed to set up the TR, by the way, or used to be.

Yet more perfect Woodson granite here, and highly recommended..really nice. Jun 3, 2018
One of the best at Woody. Feels true to an 11a grade unlike a lot of the sandbagged grades here. Locks are not too sharp, super solid and its a great climb to learn finger locks on. crux is in the middle not at top. never the less if you are not 100% confident in soloing it, TR it up with #1 and .75 cams or big nuts for the anchor. or lead it with a couple .5s Oct 8, 2018
master gumby
  5.9 V-easy X
master gumby  
  5.9 V-easy X
Really mountain project .11a (I rated this 5.9 in an attempt to bring this grade down and truer to grade)!? This is easier than digits delight. No way this is .11a. agree with rusty don't lieback it and do an injustice to this climb.

Brian how much climbing have you done on the hill? There are better climbs and the climbs here aren't sandbagged they are just true to grade..... Just saying Oct 27, 2018

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