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Routes in Jewels and Gems

D1 T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Diamond and Coal T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Family Jewels T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gold Digger TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
In The Buff T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
In The Rough T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Country Club Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pearl necklace T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Shaky Spider T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rafiki on Jul 1, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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In The Rough is a nice crack that passes through a small roof at the top. The climb is mediocre until you get on the face under the roof..interesting moves, but not difficult.
Variation - Climbing the small corner to the left is 5.9.


On the right side of Jewels and Gems. Just look for the roof.


The gear is good. I do remember a small run-out in the middle because the crack was wide and flaring..nothing serious. I think I used a BD#4 in the bottom of that section. The crux is protected.


Kevin Heckeler
Upstate New York
Kevin Heckeler   Upstate New York
We used a medium sized tree behind the rap station as the primary anchor and set a couple directionals for a good TR setup. Fun climb, lots of variety. The roof move was awkward. IMO it was the least interesting section on the climb. Aug 19, 2013
The roof is mild by Gunks standards, but has so-so gear. OW is harder than it looks - don't they all? Aug 8, 2011