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Jade Feather 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b PG13 [details]
FA: Joel Unema Blake McCord
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Joel Unema on Nov 27, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: West End Wall showing Jade Feather

Description 

Jade Feather climbs the system left of Nyctophiliac. Begin on a steep and featured face left of Nycto, pulling big moves on flat edges protected by bolts, for about 45 feet, then mantle up onto a small ledge. From here commit to the overhanging flare to the left. Enter the Jade Feather, a beautiful dihedral on a prominent arete hanging over the canyon. Burl through the flare and tech-stem your way to the top once the flare opens. Top out straight up a blobby face 10'left of the Nycto drainage.

Location 

Begin 15 feet left of Nycto.

Protection 

Belay anchor takes hand sized cams
Bring gear from 000 c3 to #4 camalot. Extra fingers to hands gear plus runners and quickdraws.

Above the crux is a 25-foot funout on insecure 5.11 climbing. The gear below this section is some bomber cams in a horizontal, and the fall should be clean....


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By Joel Unema
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 27, 2015

Thanks JJ for sharing this climb, and this incredible wall. Another basalt classic.

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