Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: FFA Peter Croft & Tami Knight
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Claim Jumper is another Nightmare classic, as are most of the routes there.

Claim Jumper starts just to the right of Perspective on at a steep slab with a couple of bolts. Ascend to just below a steep crack with a fixed pin. The crux is just after the pin, although getting to the pin is an ordeal in itself. Hope that the pin doesn't pull if you whip on it. After the crux, climb to the left into a thin crack that appears much more difficult than it is and ascend to the shared anchors of Perspective.

There are a few ways to climb Claim Jumper. The new McLane guide gives this route .11d....and some of the old guides give it .12b. Depending on your height and how you do it, it could be either, therefore I'll suggest .12a.


Just right of Perspective starting on the smooth, angular feature with two three obvious bolts.


Nothing bigger than Camalot #1. Heavy on small cams and stoppers. Draws for the start.


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Peter Spindloe
Peter Spindloe   BC
Very fun climbing. While it had multiple cruxes, none felt as hard as Sentry Box. Aug 4, 2009
Jonathan Adam
  5.11d PG13
Jonathan Adam   California
  5.11d PG13
a bomber #2 camalot can be had from the stance after the piton. super fun route with surprising cruxes. Aug 26, 2012

after doing sentry box this route was somewhat of a letdown. i have no idea how this could get 4 stars. unaesthetic, awkward, greasy climbing, sometimes on not great rock, make up about 2/3 of the route. the finger crack above is pretty good, but easy. there are at least a 100 better finger cracks in squamish.

i was kind of surprised that a lot of people call it 11d. i thought claim jumper was a bit harder than sentry box, but i might have been pretty tired at that point. also, i always find weird greasy open handed barndoor laybacking kind of tough. Aug 5, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
  5.12a PG13
J W   Las Vegas, NV
  5.12a PG13
a really fun route- suits the strong face climber. spicy, i thought- make sure to be solid and do not assume the pin will hold a fall. good gear where it matters.

I took a rack to a green camalot, doubled up on most of it and was pretty happy. no stoppers, although you could certainly place a few if you wanted to. Aug 7, 2013
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
A yellow DMM offset nut placed about a foot below the pin backs it up nicely. The crux getting past the pin on this felt nearly identical to the upper crux on Blackwater over at the Pet Wall. Really reachy crux at the top of the thin crack with thin feet, but I'm short! Technical and a bit spicy, but safe overall. Jul 13, 2015