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Jam Session 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 350', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rick Summer & Bill Todd 1974?
Season: spring/summer/fall
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Submitted By: GizzardJones on Nov 2, 2015

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Will Mcelroy with the onsight of P2 of Jam Session...

Description 

Main Crack up the face of Flag Pole Peak.
2 pitches if you use a 70m. 2nd Pitch 215' to the summit.
P2 OW crux halfway up after sustained liebacks/jams/stems.

Location 

Take main trail and find worn out climber trail that goes to Mid Dome base. Continue up to the base of Flag Pole Peak (Upper Left of Mid Dome) 50-70 minute hike depending on your speed.

Protection 

Double rack to 5'.
6' (Optional) trad anchors.


Photos of Jam Session Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1 Jam Session
Pitch 1 Jam Session
Rock Climbing Photo: Side Profile of P2 of Jam Session
Side Profile of P2 of Jam Session
Rock Climbing Photo: Will in the OW crux of P2. Jam Session
Will in the OW crux of P2. Jam Session
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Nerby Leading P1 of Jam Session
Mike Nerby Leading P1 of Jam Session
Rock Climbing Photo: Main Crack in the Face of Flag Pole Peak
Main Crack in the Face of Flag Pole Peak

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By GizzardJones
From: Rancho Cordova,CA
Nov 2, 2015

Def seemed pretty darn stiff for 10.A.

possibly 10+ or 10b/c 2nd pitch is the goods.
By rick sumner
Feb 8, 2016

I did the probable FA of this route with Bill Todd in 1974. Definetely the FA of the first pitch and probably the second pitch also since there was a bong with a sling and biner near the crux, presumably from someone else's lower off after an unsuccessful attempt. Anyway a great route. The first pitch had some crumbling rock, but the grunt over the off width overhang was entertaining. The second pitch was the business, clean sustained, and with finishing 5.9 hand and finger crack. Did the route several times back then and since we thought it to be slightly easier than Edge of Night or Generator Crack in Yosemite rated it 10a.

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