Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jim Symans
Page Views: 1,225 total · 13/month
Shared By: Christopher Barlow on May 16, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Many of the harder lines in the Durango area seem to be somewhat enigmatic, and Jack Frost is no exception. Most folks know it as "the hard thing next to Rasta Man!!" and give it a glance as they walk on to better known routes. As it turns out, this one is really good.

Start up an easy slab past two bolts and stand up on the slightly gravelly ledge. The climbing changes dramatically here. Stretch up high to clip the third bolt (a stick clip from the ledge would be a legit tactic as this bolt is especially hard to get a draw onto), and surf into immediate difficulties. The angle eases, and good holds emerge to lead one to the elegant black and gray headwall, where one's ability to use very small, sloping holds will dictate success.

Location

Jack Frost begins directly behind the large tree in the middle of the wall. Tie in about 20 feet right of Rasta Man!!.

Protection

8 bolts to chain anchor.

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