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Jason and the Argonauts 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jason Campbell and Jordy Morgan (1991)
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Apr 30, 2004

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Starts to the right of the diagnol crack that the Beast (11b) moves across. Jason and the Argonauts begins with opposition moves on a very overhung face past the first two bolts. The steepness eases off as you pull a two-finger pocket past the third bolt, then technical face moves bring you to the fourth bolt and the climbing eases off as you finish the route. Burly.


Four bolts to hangers shared with The Beast.

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By Jerry Dodrill
From: Bodega, CA
Nov 17, 2007
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

The start has gotten significantly harder over the years as a few holds have broken. Some might suggest a .12c rating is fair. Great route. Thin, no rests.
By Caliza
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Don't know what it was like before breakage, but it feels like solid 5.12b to me compared to other .12b's elsewhere. Crux is going from 1st to second bolt. Eases up slightly after that if you can find the proper holds, they are very well camouflaged.
By Carles Alonso
From: San Francisco
Jun 8, 2014

I did this route last weekend. Compared to it's neighbor "Swallow my pride" its harder. So I would suggest 5.12c as the guidebook says. If this is a 5.12b then swallow my pride should be downgraded to 5.12a (which is not) in my opinion, at least to keep the coherence inside the same crag. In any case, both routes are good and fun which is what should matter ultimately
By Caliza
Aug 27, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

I did a link up between Jason and Beast of Burden, "Jason and the Beast." Did the first 3 bolts of Jason then linked into the last bolt of Beast. I doubt I'm the first person to do this link up. If there are any doubts as to if Jason is a 5.12c or not, doing this finish is very hard after having done most of Jason. The moves themselves transitioning from Jason to Beast are cruxy and leaves you pumped for Beast's crux right before the jugs. I think it's definitely a step up from the normal finish to Jason and falls in at a solid 5.12c.
By James Cranston
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 5, 2016

I don't know. The suggested grade here feels like a huge sand bag - this route is HARD, but probably very much in the style of difficult sport routes at this crag (invisible feet and strenuous lock offs). Granted I was working it in less-than-fresh conditions, but I feel like a send of this is going to be at least 12c, based on the movement, size of holds, and lack of opportunity to shake.

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