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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
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: 2012
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Dec 29, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

After reaching the diagonal crack, foot- or hand-traverse up this (crux #1) to a stance in a flaring, short chimney. Climb up a few feet before tip-toeing rightward on initially tenuous friction that eases considerably after a few moves. Continue working up and right, crossing a couple horizontal cracks and utilizing knobs on the steepening face above them, to a final, no-hands crux friction move reaching another horizontal crack. Up onto this and move right to top out.
The route could be TR'd, but a few directionals would be necessary.
We hoped to link this route with the nice line directly above it ( Reproof ), but the intervening 30' cliff is harder than it looks. The face to the right of Provando's second pitch is tricky 5.10 friction or even trickier 5.11 friction, and would require at least two, perhaps 3 bolts for just 20' of real climbing.
We ended up calling these two different names, Reproof for the line on the Jammer Wall. This one's name is Italian for "to prove again", a reference to the motto of the defunct Italian Royal (Science) Society.

Location

2m right of the vertical crack on the left side of the Provando Wall, below the bottom of a left-rising diagonal crack.
Either walk over to this after climbing two pitches of Stairway to Heaven, rap down from the Upper Wall Access Path above (there's a fixed anchor there), or scramble up the steep gully past Robin's Rainy Day Route to get here.

Protection

Small trad rack with cams from 1/4" to 1 1/2". There are several bolts along the route.

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