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Grand Jam T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grand Jam Left T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Grand Jam Right T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Petite Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: James Beissel on Mar 27, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Edit]

Climb the splitter crack in the center of The Topknot. Bouldery moves off the ground lead to great finger locks and nice jugs to rest and place gear.

This has clean rock, bomber finger locks, and good gear.

Location [Edit]

This route is located on The Topknot, the summit block of the Fourth Elephant Buttress.

To descend, scramble down easy rock on the north side into the notch between the third and fourth buttresses, or scramble down the southwest side back to the top of the Fourth Elephant Buttress.

Protection [Edit]

Standard rack, mostly finger-sized cams and stoppers. Tree on summit for toprope anchor.

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Jeremy
Boulder, CO
  5.7
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
  5.7
Pretty good route. This looks like the hardest line, but is cruiser with good gear. Apr 18, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.6
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.6
One of 4 lines there in all. No better or worse than the others. If you were to stack them all end-to-end, then you'd have a pitch of climbing. May 8, 2008

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