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Routes in Upper South Corner Cliffs

Action Steps T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ambulance Chaser T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Animal Charm T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Animal Farm T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Ape X T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Baby Steps T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
Blueberry Jam T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Blueberry Pie T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chesty Puller T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clash, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crack of Dawn T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crazy Lace T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Escalator to Heaven T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Firecracker T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fireworks T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gash, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Goosesteps T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jammer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jug, Tug, & Jam T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Lil Jam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Losing Streak T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R
Provando T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reproof T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Riprovando T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
SMASH! S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
STaT T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Slash, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stand Your Ground T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Straighten Up T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stutter Steps T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Tourist Trap T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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Type: Trad, 200 ft, 4 pitches
FA: 2014 Jay Harrison & Tom Lane
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on May 16, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

Excellent position on the upper pitches. Starting pitch runs up a nasty vertical crack; 5.7. Second pitch climbs a vertical crack in a low-angle face. The mantle getting started is a bit awkward. At the end of the crack, step left, make a tricky move to an overhang, grab its left edge and pull up onto the final slab. Third pitch is short, looks unlikely, but goes at 5.7. The second pitch tops out at the base of a left-rising ramp; scramble up/around a short wall to gain a higher left-rising ramp, then walk left to its end, just left of a thin vertical crack leading to an A-frame overhang (the route Ape-X ). Climb up a right-leaning vertical crack using face holds to the left, to a horizontal crack rising leftward. Reach above the crack to good holds, then foot-traverse left along the lower crack until reaching a thin right-leaning diagonal crack. Take it, moving right around an overhanging flake, to a stance under a ceiling. Last pitch ( same as for Ape-X )heads right through the only easy break in the roof guarding the top-out; it can, with careful rope management, be combined with the previous pitch.

Location

Very close to the bitter end of the Jammer Ledge, at a right-rising flake which leads to a vertical crack coarsely-lined with nasty, sharp crystals. Fortunately, many of the moves on this can utilize alternative holds on the face. If you're adamant about jamming the crack, tape up thickly.

Protection

Standard Adk. trad rack, including micro-cams. Make sure to bring a small/medium chocks.

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Kevin Heckeler
Las Vegas, NV
 
Kevin Heckeler   Las Vegas, NV
 
I'm preferring going around right on P1 (5.4), then traversing back left on the ledge to avoid that 6 foot section of painful crystal jamming. The rest of the climb is fun adventure climbing. It may *seem* dirty, but every hold needed is clean. Aug 30, 2015

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