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Lil Jam

5.9, Trad, 25 ft,  Avg: 1 from 1 vote
FA: 2013
New York > Adirondacks > G: Indian Lake… > Crane Mountain > Upper S Corner Cliffs

Description

I've been told the rating is sandbagged, that this is much harder than 5.9. Seemed on the easy side of that grade the day we sent it - which involved creating a makeshift "rack", since neither of us brought one. A couple bolt hangers, some resident stones, and a knotted cord or two sufficed.
Directions are simple: climb the crack. The top-out is the mental, and perhaps physical, crux.

Location

On the Jammer Ledge, right end, just past the low roof; at a vertical crack which tapers from hands down low, to fingers higher up.

Protection

LOL - those bolt hangers worked well. I'd suggest a more typical trad rack, however.

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Alex Mitchell
Phoenix, AZ
[Hide Comment] Maybe I don't have your balancing skills Jay but I found this route to be very sustained and harder than the 5.9s to the left.

Even so I still liked the route a lot and is a much better pitch than the looks of the one to the right. May 16, 2014