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Jewels and Gems
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L to R R to L Alpha
Diamond and Coal T 
Family Jewels T 
Gold Digger TR 
In The Buff T,TR 
In The Rough T 
North Country Club Crack T 
Pearl necklace  T 
Shaky Spider T,TR 

In The Rough 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Rafiki on Jul 1, 2007

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In The Rough 5.7+


In The Rough is a nice crack that passes through a small roof at the top. The climb is mediocre until you get on the face under the roof..interesting moves, but not difficult.
Variation - Climbing the small corner to the left is 5.9.


On the right side of Jewels and Gems. Just look for the roof.


The gear is good. I do remember a small run-out in the middle because the crack was wide and flaring..nothing serious. I think I used a BD#4 in the bottom of that section. The crux is protected.

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By doligo
Aug 8, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The roof is mild by Gunks standards, but has so-so gear. OW is harder than it looks - don't they all?
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Aug 19, 2013
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We used a medium sized tree behind the rap station as the primary anchor and set a couple directionals for a good TR setup. Fun climb, lots of variety. The roof move was awkward. IMO it was the least interesting section on the climb.