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Routes in Distant Drum

Bear Necessities S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chief Running Bush T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chutes and Daggers S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Congolese Crescendo T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Forbidden Coast Line T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gabonese Grin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hear No Evil T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Me Tarzan T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Monkey Sea Foam S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Monkey Shoulder T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
One Degree of Separation S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Scapular Arete T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
See No Evil S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
She Jane S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Simeon Smile S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Source of de Nile, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Swinging From Limbs T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Swinging on Webs S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Touch No Evil T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Zoo Keeper T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, Alpine, 66 ft
FA: Rich Magner, Roy Suggett
Page Views: 87 total · 1/month
Shared By: rich magner on Jun 19, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Great route on good rock. Clip a bolt then pull up into a stellar finger crack. Finish on edges with some arete-slapping action. Well protected, but you'll understand the name once you're at the base...

Location

Lower jungle, Distant drum area.

Protection

Bolts, thin gear.

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Kurt Howes
  5.10b/c
Kurt Howes  
  5.10b/c
Super great; one of my favorites at the Jungle. Finish on the left arete for fun. I think the roof warrants 10.c, but that's staying way left. I got a red C3 for the first semi-blind gear placement. Jul 8, 2013
rich magner
Joshua Tree,CA
rich magner   Joshua Tree,CA
Yeah...avoid the block, for your belayer's sake. Unless its roy. Jan 24, 2013
Roy Suggett
  5.10b
Roy Suggett  
  5.10b
Note that the climber's right foot is touching evil! Belayer beware! Aug 19, 2012
Patsy  
You guys putting up routes without me?!! Looks like a good one. Jul 2, 2012
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
  5.10-
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
  5.10-
Here's another example of a route that you'd probably shake your head at and walk away from in most areas. That's weak. The Jungle attitude dictates that you rack up with small to med nuts and cams up to .5 and fire up the line, tiptoeing up the crack and eventually standing on the giant block while trying to pull the roof.
What's that? The block is loose, you can see behind it and it sports a bunch of chalk Xs? Bah, Roy probably jumped up and down on it and tried to pry it away with a crowbar. That thing is here to stay - at least for a few more freeze-thaw cycles.
Anyway, extract yourself from the roof (stout) and you get to slap your way up another arete to the anchor.

Great funky weird 3-star fun. Jul 2, 2012

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