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Jam Gets On To Fingers T,TR 

Jam Gets On To Fingers 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 2, 2014

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The easy start of Jam is shown here, the little fu...


Stem, lieback and/or face climb up a V-shaped pair of flakes widening as you make your way up to a big horizontal crack going left. Beyond here, the climbing gets thinner and serious as the crack thins to fingertips, then peters out entirely.

Cottrell calls it 5.10+ if you stay entirely right of the crack, or 5.10 otherwise. I called the route 5.10c here to start with.


The obvious path of least resistance of features up the Oak Tree Junction wall, on the climber's left of the oak tree itself. Rap down or walk off to the left (west).


Good protection until the horizontal cave, then not so good above that (PG? the fingertip crack's rock quality is not so good but I haven't tried leading this one).

A pair of bolted chains on top makes this easy to toprope.

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By Tim Camuti
From: Placerville, CA
Jul 3, 2017
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R

Great toprope, GREAT climb, very gymnastic.
Watch for bees in the crack.
Very unsafe lead- no gear in the top 20 feet. Please setup a toprope by walking left (downstream) to get to the top of the route.

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