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Claim Jumper 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: FFA Peter Croft & Tami Knight
Season: Any
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Submitted By: David Trippett on Nov 28, 2007

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Claim Jumper is another Nightmare classic, as are most of the routes there.

Claim Jumper starts just to the right of Perspective on at a steep slab with a couple of bolts. Ascend to just below a steep crack with a fixed pin. The crux is just after the pin, although getting to the pin is an ordeal in itself. Hope that the pin doesn't pull if you whip on it. After the crux, climb to the left into a thin crack that appears much more difficult than it is and ascend to the shared anchors of Perspective.

There are a few ways to climb Claim Jumper. The new McLane guide gives this route .11d....and some of the old guides give it .12b. Depending on your height and how you do it, it could be either, therefore I'll suggest .12a.


Just right of Perspective starting on the smooth, angular feature with two three obvious bolts.


Nothing bigger than Camalot #1. Heavy on small cams and stoppers. Draws for the start.

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Aug 4, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Very fun climbing. While it had multiple cruxes, none felt as hard as Sentry Box.
By Jonathan Adam
From: California
Aug 26, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13

a bomber #2 camalot can be had from the stance after the piton. super fun route with surprising cruxes.
By slim
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

after doing sentry box this route was somewhat of a letdown. i have no idea how this could get 4 stars. unaesthetic, awkward, greasy climbing, sometimes on not great rock, make up about 2/3 of the route. the finger crack above is pretty good, but easy. there are at least a 100 better finger cracks in squamish.

i was kind of surprised that a lot of people call it 11d. i thought claim jumper was a bit harder than sentry box, but i might have been pretty tired at that point. also, i always find weird greasy open handed barndoor laybacking kind of tough.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 7, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13

a really fun route- suits the strong face climber. spicy, i thought- make sure to be solid and do not assume the pin will hold a fall. good gear where it matters.

I took a rack to a green camalot, doubled up on most of it and was pretty happy. no stoppers, although you could certainly place a few if you wanted to.
By Mr. Stevens
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 13, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A yellow DMM offset nut placed about a foot below the pin backs it up nicely. The crux getting past the pin on this felt nearly identical to the upper crux on Blackwater over at the Pet Wall. Really reachy crux at the top of the thin crack with thin feet, but I'm short! Technical and a bit spicy, but safe overall.

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