Type: TR, 25 ft
FA: Herb Conn (1942)
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Shared By: Davis13au on Mar 6, 2010
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Start to the right of the Jam Crack slab but before you get into the chimney on the right. Just to the right of the detached flake. The holds are small and crimpy and good footwork is in order. It gets a little thinner at the very top.


Between Jam Crack and Chockstone Chimney. Basically just left of the chimney area after Jan's Face in the Jungle Cliff area.


Top rope. Lots of webbing required as usual


Timmamok Murphy
Durango, CO
Timmamok Murphy   Durango, CO
The Open Book, the Royal Robbins route in Tahquitz, gets credit for being the first 5.9 route. But doesn't this predate that by at least 10 years? Jan 28, 2012
Sean TM  
Yep! It definitely predates Open Book by 5 years. Until I see other evidence, this is the first 5.9 in the country! May 22, 2013
Brian Malone
Olney, MD
Brian Malone   Olney, MD
In the 1940's it was considered one of the hardsest climbs in the US - hence the 5.9 distinction (in what was then the newly developed YDS). Jun 21, 2015