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

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jay Anderson
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Submitted By: JNE on Jun 2, 2007

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Jay's Solo.

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This crack starts out as big hands and fists and slowly widens. Often referred to as a sandbag, this thing isn't so bad if you get arm bars dialed. According to local lore, it was named because Jay Anderson soloed it for the first ascent.


This is the leftmost route on the lower tier.


A big hand or fist piece right off the ground, then a 5 and a 6 Wild Country for the rest. Gear anchor up top, walk off.

Per Zach Keeney: there are now fixed anchors on top.

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By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Oct 26, 2008

If you don't have the technique dialed on this thing, it will (as jammer put it) eat your lunch. Big Pink's little brother. Turns out the entire family's mean.
By Zach Keeney
From: Cheyenne, WY
Apr 27, 2014

Someone placed fixed anchors at the top of this last year.
By monkeyvanya
From: Denver, CO
Sep 20, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Sandbag! Props to all who soloed it - this ain't cupcake.
By A-W
Nov 16, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I consider this a benchmark for 10c wide, along the same line as Generator Crack. The start is probably the hardest part especially for those with small hands. Once the knee fits, the difficulty drops off.

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