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Astro Boy T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Autumn Sonata T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bishop of Krunk T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dead Cow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
King of Bling, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Medusa Tree T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Medusa Tree Direct T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Phantom Power S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pickin' n' Grinnin' T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shots Fired aka Welcome to Jamestown T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sideways Glance T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Strange Fruit T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Twinkle Toes S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
White Lightning T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Wild Iris T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Rich Gottlieb, Chick Holtkamp - 1984
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Description

A real Jamestown classic, Medusa Tree has great protection and thought-provoking moves in places. A must-do for the grade, and a good choice if you're a leader ready to move into 5.9 territory.

Starting on a somewhat slabby face (slightly runout, like many starts at Jamestown), move up through cracks to a big horizontal flake. Work left on the flake and up to a bulge. At this point, you have a choice of using the easier (5.9) vertical crack on the left to pull the bulge, or the considerably more difficult thin seam on the right (5.11 variation). After negotiating this crux, move up and right on easy ground to the anchors.

Location

Starts about 50' right of a huge, blocky pillar, not far left of King of Bling. Rap from the anchors.

Protection

Cams and passive pro in the small to medium range. Bolted anchors.

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