Avg: 3.4 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft (303 m), 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||2003, Matt Perkins and friends|
|Page Views:||3,461 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Matt Perkins on Aug 11, 2007|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The route is steeper than many of the routes in the nearby area, and requires edging and some crack climbing technique in addition to good friction climbing skills. The crux is well bolted and the 5.10 climber can aid the 5.11 part. Much of the climbing is bolt protected and the pro is solid anywhere the climbing is difficult, but this is not a sport climb - gear placement skills and some willingness to run it out on easier terrain are required.
To reach Jacob's Ladder, climb a thousand feet on the granite slab approach known as the Granite Sidewalk, looking to the left to get around a few steepish spots en route. A few hundred feet below where the Dome itself rises above this approach slab, look for a passage through a narrow strip of trees on the left, leading to a route along the bottom of the slabby apron below the Dome's west face (the 2004 Subaru Primal Quest adventure race staff constructed a trail here, but is is largely overgrown - the Darrington jungle is very resilient).
The climb starts with a right-facing corner, a few hundred feet up and left of the lowest part of the clean slabs below the wall.
Rap the route, with a deviation right (south) for a straighter descent on pitches 3-5 (this also eliminates one rap). Two ropes needed for rappels.