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Frontal Assault

5.9-, Trad, 115 ft (35 m),  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Alex Garhart and Markus Reitenbach, May 2009
Colorado > Grand Junction… > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Un… > Smith Wall > Jack's Fortress
Access Issue: Climbing is prohibited until further notice. Details


Climb fingers and stem in a left facing corner to a ledge where a flake can be reached. Climb hands and fingers up the flake with nice exposure to a small roof. Pass the roof on the left via fingers/hands to a small ledge (optional belay). Move up and right via hands in a crack that cuts through the entire fin. Surmount the pillar and move left to a couple of airy hand jams to the summit (5.9-, 115 ft).


The route ascends the west face of Jack's Fortress. Start behind a large tree next to a large boulder. Speak with land owner for access.


BD: Singles from #0.4 - 4.0, stoppers, slings. Three bolt anchor. Rap 100' to the west. A 60 meter rope is fine for the rap.

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