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FA: Jim Craghead, Mark Wehde (TR)
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Really good route that is inbetween Start of Something Good and New Kids on the Rock. Find the 6' tall block that SOSG starts on and just to the left of that is a line of bolts that starts up a series of ledges. The reason it's called Jump Start should be obvious. Great starter '10' at the Bluff but the taller you are the easier the crux. After you pull the crux, you can walk left up the ledge/ramp into easier climbing, which is the 10a version. Otherwise, if you clip that bolt and climb straight up without walking up the ramp to the left, it's probably 10c. That's why the guidebook gives it '10a-c'. It's a lot more fun to pull the direct version (10c).

  • RCM&W #24, p. 121


Bolts. Please use your own gear for top rope. Please bring an extra biner and if the ones up top look bad or don't easily clip or shut, please replace it. It's good karma.

You may be tempted to clip a stray bolt that is off to the right near the crux (low). This bolt is really for Jump to Somthing Good, which is a mid-11 climb that starts on Jump Start and angles into Start of Something Good. It is fine to clip it for this route, but it really doesn't add much to the protection and will set you up for some rope drag later on and although unlikely, if you fall before clipping tbe next bolt, you'll go for a bit of a ride. Recommend not clipping that one.
Andrew May
Westminster, CO
Andrew May   Westminster, CO
Good climb, not as difficult for the taller leader. Oct 5, 2006
Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams   Minneapolis
More of a novelty climb and a classic break-in climb to 5.10. Mar 5, 2007
Kevin O'Connor
Richmond, VA
  5.10a PG13
Kevin O'Connor   Richmond, VA
  5.10a PG13
Classic 5.10 climb at Red Wing. It does though seem to have fewer holds after every winter, typical for Red Wing. When going for the last clip, I advise shooting straight for the hueco out right, clip off of that or go straight for the anchors, they are right there after all. Mar 8, 2010
Josh Cox
Andover, MN
Josh Cox   Andover, MN
Classic for a reason. My favorite climbs have great flow and variety in movement. This is one!!! Mar 23, 2010
Saint Paul, Minnesota
ferris   Saint Paul, Minnesota
I'm sorry to say this but jump start is no longer a classic in my book. It has fallen to pieces. The start has no jumping and half of the holds have fallen off. None of the beta is the same anymore and I fear that there are even more holds that are going to fall off very soon. I use to climb this route every single time I went to red wing. I'll never climb it again. Apr 19, 2011
Wilson On The Drums
Woodbury, MN
Wilson On The Drums   Woodbury, MN
don't let feriss' comment stop you from getting on this. it's a super fun and solid 5.10 and was not as gritty as a lot of the other routes at redwing tend to be. muscle moves down low and fun climbing up top. Jun 25, 2014
Sarah Christian-Garceau
Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Christian-Garceau   Minneapolis, MN
dyno right away was tough for my height (5.5")and the slippery hold from wear didn't help. Jul 7, 2014
Strong ditto on the large loose flake near the last bolt. It moves. Oct 12, 2014
Replaced anchors and lowered the last running bolt on 4.4.15.
Lowering the last running bolt makes the finish less runout. You can now clip safely from a lower jug.
The route has cleaned up pretty well over the last couple of years. There is at least one more large(ish) hold that will break off soon. I hope to get back there and remove it before it does.
REMEMBER TO TOP ROPE ON YOUR OWN GEAR. AKA: Hang your own quickdraws from the new chains and run your top rope through those. Apr 9, 2015
James Huffman
Minneapolis, MN
James Huffman   Minneapolis, MN
Pulled a pretty good hold off last weekend, in between bolts 3 and 4. Didn't significantly affect the difficulty of the route in my opinion though. May 10, 2019