Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Shared By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route was a bit difficult to locate. When counting from left to right from mid-crag pinnacle it is the 3rd route (at time of this post). Unfortunately there is a loner bolt between Cool Enough & Jack Be Nimble that makes you think that is the start. It is not.

When looking for the start identify the first bolt as being to the right of a shallow left leaning seam. The bolt that is to the left of the seam appears to be an orphan.

Location

3rd route right of mid-crag pinnacle - first bolt is right of seam about 8 feet up.

Protection

11 bolts to chain anchor. Reduce Anchor Wear: With this an all routes at NJC, please use your own equipment for Top Roping.

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Another good route on Boy Scout. Like the others, fun climbing on great holds. And like most on this wall, easier than its original rating. The climb is mostly 5.6 to 5.7; the move to gain the anchor gives it the grade. May 26, 2008
Michael Clark
Riverside, CA
  5.8
Michael Clark   Riverside, CA
  5.8
Great spot for a warm up or for climbers learning how to lead. Holds are solid and plentiful. I agree, easier than the rating. On the plus side its one of the longer routes on Boy Scout. Jan 30, 2011
Erik Campos
Fort Bragg, NC
  5.8-
Erik Campos   Fort Bragg, NC
  5.8-
Good warm up route. Once you get closer to the anchors, your going to have to move left in order to get to the anchor. Jun 11, 2011
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
  5.8
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
  5.8
You can top rope this route after leading "cool enough". Seems like the same climb with slightly smaller holds. Both are very fun climbs and good warm ups. Aug 22, 2011
Excellent for climbers learning how to lead, though the anchors on Cool Enough are easier in that scenario. If even a little experience, zero pump for the warm up - basically just gets the hands moving. That said, quite fun all the same. Jan 3, 2013
Keegan Dimmick
Winchester, VA
  5.6
Keegan Dimmick   Winchester, VA
  5.6
Can anyone point out any move on this route that is 5.8? Apr 8, 2013
cameron hollett
Alta Loma, CA
cameron hollett   Alta Loma, CA
The anchors on this route are worn about half way threw. Feb 8, 2014
Locker
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
A really FUN climb! Aug 11, 2014
lifeblack  
 
Yeah, the anchors do look pretty worn, the left moreso than the right
Nov 2, 2014
lifeblack  
 
An update to what I posted back in Nov 2014: I climbed this route again on 12/12/2015, and the shuts have been replaced. There are now chains on top of the route. Dec 14, 2015
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
  5.9
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
  5.9
Description update noted. Thx! Dec 14, 2015
duh
duh  
Top anchors on this route were replaced by Sam Owings. Dec 15, 2015
Climbed in NJC last week for couple days. Weather was perfect and next to nobody was around. The front and right side of Boy Scout wall were in shade all day. Jack be Nimble was our favorite route. Sometimes hard to tell what route is what out there but this is the one to highest anchor on the wall with11 bolts. Would guess close to 90ft as I was near end of my 60 m rope. Fun climbing on good holds throughout until the anchor which has basically no stance. I reached around from the left to set anchor and hung on gear to clean. BTW does anyone know what's up with the "carpet" at the bottom of crag around start of this and nearby routes? Mar 19, 2017
ClimbingNewb
Canyon Country
 
ClimbingNewb   Canyon Country
 
Cleaning anchor is not fun. Apr 11, 2017
drjman  
Chains now have rams horns on them. New “Pigtail” style efficient lowering anchors. Please don’t toprope through them.

How to: youtu.be/5XOsD29XPU0 Apr 1, 2018
Locker
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
Oink, oink... Jun 1, 2018