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|FA:||Daniel Woods, 2007|
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|Shared By:||Peter Beal on Jul 31, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Fragile Alpine Area Details
This is a fragile alpine bouldering area and following Leave No Trace principles is important. Never stash pads. Do not alter landings, chip or glue holds, or remove or alter vegetation. Walk on hard surfaces such as boulders or established trails. Store your gear on boulders instead of dirt or vegetation. Clean up spilled chalk and tick marks and brush holds. Keep your presence low key and unobtrusive. Pack out everything you brought and anything else that shouldn't have been left there. RMNP rangers are very aware of the impact that bouldering has on this environment.
DescriptionOne of the most famous problems in Colorado, Jade was known as "The Green 45 Project" for years. Many good climbers could not connect "The Move" and the problem gained notoriety as a result. Daniel Woods linked it in 2007, and a number of repeats have been done since. The grade has been a matter of controversy since the first ascent, but consensus is lowering it to hard V14.
Start low on two small crimps on the right edge of the wall. Move to a terrible hold for the right hand and stab out left for a thin, sharp crimp. This is "The Move." If you can hold this crimp, bump the right hand to a decent sidepull, then a hard move to a higher left sidepull. After this, move up to good rails and the top. After the bottom, the problem backs off considerably with a tall, somewhat fragile finish.
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