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Jay Walker 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jay Dautcher - 1985
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 18, 2006

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JenT looks on as I take a rest with my leg firmly ...


The Dixie Cragger's Atlas gives this a 5.7 rating (and three stars), but I consider this a slight sandbag. As one fellow leader describes it, Jay Walker can be a "grunt" if you're not a proficient jammer. Smearing, stemming and chimney moves will help, but hand jams are vital, so you might want to tape up.

Starting in a long left-facing corner, Jay Walker follows two roughly parallel cracks with great protection. Climb the crack systems, then move up and left to finish at new anchors above a cave.


Starts 10' right of Finger Lockin' Good. Rap from anchors above the cave.


Medium to large cams and tricams, hexes would probably work. Bolted anchors.

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Nice chance to rest the feet.

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By 426
Mar 8, 2007

A bit painful on the hands and feet, but more staightforward than other routes of a similar grade...
By Benjamin S.
From: Fairview (Nashville), TN
Oct 12, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This was my first ever lead about 11 years ago, and I've climbed it sveral times since then. Nice stone, mega easy to protect. The I feel that the 5.7 grade is pretty true; but I love the security of stemming in dihedrals. There are actually a pair of anchors near the small cave between Finger Lockin' Good and Jaywalker...passing the anchors to the top just gets scrubby, and turns to aggregate. *(great route to fly up and set T.R. to work out Finger Lockin' Good to the left)
By Alex Rogers
From: Sydney, Australia
Sep 12, 2011
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I'm not a great crack climber, and found the jams solid & secure - feet got a bit painful tho! I found all the climbs at T-wall full value for the grade. What a nice climb
By Brian Hahn
From: Satellite beach, fl
Jul 1, 2015

Great route! The climbing is a bit rough in the beginning if your new to cracks however there are plenty of rest to be found with stemming the corner. A big plus is there is ample pro if your new to leading. Worth a go I would say a 5.8 if your not great at jamming but easier in than some other 5.7's due to obvious pro placements as you climb the route. Once at the cave I rapped down using the bolts from finger locking good. The upper section of climb looked more like a scramble. Fun climb go for it!
By Evan Raines 1
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 26, 2015

Good route except for the grease left by collage groups running laps on it during the spring and fall. Climb it at the very beginning of fall when the summer rain washes some of the gunk off.
By Eric mEADER
Jan 17, 2016

Great route. Well protected... bring 2x BD cams 0-3 and a 4

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