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Routes in (5) Jungle Land

Bush Doctor T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Charlie Don't Surf S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Judas T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jungle Book T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Masquerade T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Razor Boy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Trout Geek T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad
FA: Alan Watts 1984
Page Views: 492 total · 17/month
Shared By: Jon Rhoderick on Sep 9, 2015
Admins: Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

This route is the hardest route at Smith with zero fixed lead gear. First climbed by Alan Watts during a breakout 5 month period where he went from FA'ing 12c to 13c, Masquerade has mostly sat forgotten as just another sandbagged thin crack, but the movement, position, and protection of the climb are nothing less than perfect.

Start off with some technical stemming off the ledge. A brief shake leads to an amazing crux on 'make-believe' holds. A complete rest after the crux allows you to remain fresh for the finishing tips and finger crack that stays on you until you clip the chains.

Location

In Jungleland, keep going until you reach a large rock to stage gear on and a bolted column, then look for the crack in the dihedral.

Protection

Pro to #4 Metolius, offset micro nuts key.

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bheller
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bheller   SL UT
I'm not surprised to see the suggested difficultly jump by two letters... AW certainly was rocketing through the grades when this was established- during those rare and sweet times everything feels easy;) Sep 9, 2015