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Go Ahead and Jump 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Joe Herbst 1970s
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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Jul 20, 2005

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Go Ahead and Jump is located about 25 yards left, or east, of Kemosabe and five feet right of a large (5 foot tall) white boulder leaning against the crags. Climb the crack located on the black face through a chimney and up to a tree - optional belay and rappel station. Pull through another chimney to a ledge and another tree. Belay here then hike west to the top of Tonto and rappel that route with a 60 meter rope.


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 9, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

a very nice little crack- an excellent first lead, varied climbing, well protected. nowhere near its 5.7 rating in Brock- Handren rates it at 5.6, which, imho, is generous as the 5.6 crack to the right (OK, OK, OK) felt more difficult than this one.

Note: This route stays wet late into the spring- watch your ropes when rappelling!
By Cunning Linguist
Oct 20, 2011

New cord on the tree as of this summer. You're welcome. PS that bolt is a Star Dryvin that predates my conception-use at your own risk. Think the 5.7 rating comes from all the folks who flounder at the start. Look for the feet and it IS 5.6 if not easier.
By Ron Graham
Oct 23, 2011

To make this a 5.7, climb the face to the left of the upper crack above the midway ledge/bush. It's runout, but the holds are there. (See Dumptruck.)
By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Nov 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Without the little 5.6 boulder problem at the start, this route would be 5.4/5.5.
By dirty son of a cinch
From: las vegas, nv
Mar 15, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

agreed 5.6 at most for a moment
By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 27, 2014

I only did the route to the first tree. Nice route, but for the beginning leader, the crack is very deep and you need to be careful about your cams walking. It was fun, but I spent a little to much time placing gear, and my right calf cramped something fierce. Because the route is easily top roped on your own anchor, it would be a great place to learn how to place gear while on top rope. I am going to go back and finish the route, the upper part looked interesting. A little warning. If you are going to walk over to Tonto to rappel, a sixty meter rope only makes it with stretch. A 70 meter rope is way more appropriate. Also, there is a fairly significant overhang to rappel over.
By Julius Elinson
Oct 15, 2016

Highly recommend doing as 1 pitch if you don't mind a few burly moves in the middle.

Beta spoiler: I was able to comfortably protect the wide section above the ledge in the middle. Using a 5, I walked all the way to the back of the crack and climbed up a foot or two and placed it as high as I could. I then walked back out onto the face to use the nice jugs. This just might protect a ground fall for the first few moves

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