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Jack Be Nimble 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations


This route was a bit difficult to locate. When counting from left to right from mid-crag pinnacle it is the 3rd route (at time of this post). Unfortunately there is a loner bolt between Cool Enough & Jack Be Nimble that makes you think that is the start. It is not.

When looking for the start identify the first bolt as being to the right of a shallow left leaning seam. The bolt that is to the left of the seam appears to be an orphan.


3rd route right of mid-crag pinnacle - first bolt is right of seam about 8 feet up.


11 bolts to chain anchor. Reduce Anchor Wear: With this an all routes at NJC, please use your own equipment for Top Roping.

Photos of Jack Be Nimble Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: Breakin this one in
Breakin this one in
Rock Climbing Photo: Taking a quick breather on Jack Be Nimble
Taking a quick breather on Jack Be Nimble
Rock Climbing Photo: "Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
"Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the final slab move to the anchor.
Nearing the final slab move to the anchor.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 26, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Another good route on Boy Scout. Like the others, fun climbing on great holds. And like most on this wall, easier than its original rating. The climb is mostly 5.6 to 5.7; the move to gain the anchor gives it the grade.
By Michael Clark
From: Riverside, CA
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great spot for a warm up or for climbers learning how to lead. Holds are solid and plentiful. I agree, easier than the rating. On the plus side its one of the longer routes on Boy Scout.
By Erik Campos
From: Fort Bragg, NC
Jun 11, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Good warm up route. Once you get closer to the anchors, your going to have to move left in order to get to the anchor.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 22, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

You can top rope this route after leading "cool enough". Seems like the same climb with slightly smaller holds. Both are very fun climbs and good warm ups.
By Clif Clap
Jan 3, 2013

Excellent for climbers learning how to lead, though the anchors on Cool Enough are easier in that scenario. If even a little experience, zero pump for the warm up - basically just gets the hands moving. That said, quite fun all the same.
By Keegan Dimmick
From: Winchester, VA
Apr 8, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Can anyone point out any move on this route that is 5.8?
By cameron hollett
From: Alta Loma, CA
Feb 8, 2014

The anchors on this route are worn about half way threw.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Aug 11, 2014

By lifeblack
Nov 2, 2014

Yeah, the anchors do look pretty worn, the left moreso than the right
Rock Climbing Photo: Anchors at the top.  Picture angle doesn't show th...
Anchors at the top. Picture angle doesn't show the full depth of wear, but it made me nervous
By lifeblack
Dec 14, 2015

An update to what I posted back in Nov 2014: I climbed this route again on 12/12/2015, and the shuts have been replaced. There are now chains on top of the route.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 14, 2015

Description update noted. Thx!
By duh
Dec 15, 2015

Top anchors on this route were replaced by Sam Owings.
By Michael satzberg
Mar 19, 2017

Climbed in NJC last week for couple days. Weather was perfect and next to nobody was around. The front and right side of Boy Scout wall were in shade all day. Jack be Nimble was our favorite route. Sometimes hard to tell what route is what out there but this is the one to highest anchor on the wall with11 bolts. Would guess close to 90ft as I was near end of my 60 m rope. Fun climbing on good holds throughout until the anchor which has basically no stance. I reached around from the left to set anchor and hung on gear to clean. BTW does anyone know what's up with the "carpet" at the bottom of crag around start of this and nearby routes?
By ClimbingNewb
From: Canyon Country
Apr 11, 2017

Cleaning anchor is not fun.

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