Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 500 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||P. Hubbel, CT, D. Mabe|
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|Shared By:||Darren Mabe on Mar 2, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Description of sortsJacob's Ladder passes many of the jagged overlaps and roofs in the center of the wall, right of the Ankar Gate, with direct slab climbing in between. Each pitch is around 100 feet. Bring a bunch of draws.
Start some 100 feet right of the Practislab.
P1: Moderate slab leads to an 'eyelid' roof. Cruxy improbable roof is height-dependent and crimpy, but rewarded with a jug. There is another variation pulling the roof to the right. Belay set back on a nice ledge. 16 bolts 140'.
P2: Stem corner then step right out of it. Insecure slab moves follow to the belay. 10 bolts.
P3: Long stretch of slab climbing leads straight up to a stiff roof problem. Keep the feet pasted! The crux of the route, IMO. 13 bolts.
P4: Moderate face and slab. little dirty in spots to another roof that is a bit easier than the first two. 5.11ish, but there are bigger holds! 15 bolts.
P5: Moderate climbing to the right then continue to the saddle. You pass by some belay anchors of another route. 9 bolts.
How you get down.Rap 3 raps with two 60m ropes(recommended).
EDIT: per Kevin Stricker, P1 rappel is 140', cannot rap with one 60m rope.
This is the quickest and cleanest rap off of the saddle.
A short down climb from the last 3 bolt anchor will put you on the saddle where you can take your shoes off and picnic.
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