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Around The World 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Waugh & Jim Mathews, '86
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Sep 20, 2005

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Cranking the overhanging section


The best way to approach this route is to climb Such A Line and then downclimb a gully 15' to the base of the route. The most difficult moves occur in the first 10' on the overhanging portion of the traverse but the difficulty is moderated by solid hand jams and edges for feet. If the climb was longer this would be a three star classic.


Cams to 2" provide solid pro for this traverse. An assortment of small to medium cams are necessary for an anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason leading Around The World, across the frontsi...
Jason leading Around The World, across the frontsi...
Rock Climbing Photo: past the crux
past the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: fun jams, no feet!
fun jams, no feet!
Rock Climbing Photo: Time-lapse of unknown climber on "Around The ...
Time-lapse of unknown climber on "Around The ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Powering through the corner, 3/14/04.
Powering through the corner, 3/14/04.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 9, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The first crack line I did in J-tree that felt as hard as similarly graded slabs... steeper than it looks, and powerful. My second summed it up:"I felt like a rock-star for the first few moves... then I had to jumar up to get back onto them."

A few 2-3" cams protect the hard climbing, and smaller cams and stoppers protect the climb after the corner is turned.

Nice climbing, and a lot harder than 'Chemical Warfare' on the Room To Shroom boulder in 'Wanderland' albeit of similar character.
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2009

You may want to anchor the belayer for this one, a small vertical crack near the start works well with a tips sized cam and/or stoppers.
By Richard Shore
Jan 9, 2012

Sling your first piece or two at the start, otherwise the rope might run into the crack and your cam could become irretrievably stuck when you turn the corner.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Sep 30, 2014

can get up to the elevated start via easy scramble up the 2nd rocky gully to climber's left, the one with Cut Thin To Win at its bottom. that's also the most convenient easy descent for this part of the east face. so, not a big must to climb Such A Line first, though that's a great route, but which wouldn't require some of the gear needed for Around The World, esp if you want to pare down the lead rack for Such A Line

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