REI Community
Digital Tower
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beta Sponge S 
Beyond The Firetower S 
C++ T,S 
Digital Stiumlation T 
Fortran Corner S 
Jesus H. Cranker S 
Middle Route, The S 
T-zilla, Rap Drilla S 

Jesus H. Cranker 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Magill, Anderson, Moskovics, & Burwick
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 209
Submitted By: richard magill on Nov 29, 2001

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


This is a great powerful line up the steepest part of Digital Tower. The route overhangs about 10 degrees, and is very continuous. You will be the star of the day for the tourists at the firetower.

To get there, do the first pitch of Beta Sponge (10a) to a belay ledge at 80 feet. Jesus H. Cranker is the first route to the right of the belay ledge.

The climbing is hard immediately after leaving the ledge - and it doesn't get easy again until just before you reach the anchors, about 60 feet further up. The crux is thin and slightly overhanging - and there is definitely a pump crux. Just after the crux (about 35 feet up), there is one suspiciously thin flake that you probably don't want to pull out on too much.


8 bolts?

Comments on Jesus H. Cranker Add Comment
Show which comments
By Anonymous Coward
Sep 11, 2004

Thou shalt not take the lords name in vain.
By richard magill
Sep 13, 2004

This is actually named after a Mexican climber friend of ours, Jesus (pronounced Hey-seuss) Hernandez, who can really crank.

I can't imagine where you could see a reference to anything biblical here.

Clearly, you didn't climb this route, or you could not have possibly rated it as a bomb. Three stars is insufficiently modest to describe this sport climb.
By Ernie Moskovics
Sep 15, 2012

Ha Ha - Jesus Hernandez; Boomer, that is a good one. The name of this rig is derived from a route in Big Cottonwood that used to be called JHCOB (for Jesus H. Christ On a Bicycle) back in the '70s. Nowadays they changed the name to "Jacob Wall" which is both PC and vaguely biblical at the same time.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About