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Jugular Vein 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Rob Robinson, Peter Henley, 1980
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Feb 27, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: S Matz on "Jugular" showing the START


Work your way up and left across the face to vertical crack system, past a pine tree, over flakes, pulling a small overhang and up to the anchors


Just left of Blonde Ambition and Second Sun.


A selection of nuts and cams will probably cover you. Long slings.

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Rock Climbing Photo: S Matz - Higher up Jugular
BETA PHOTO: S Matz - Higher up Jugular
Rock Climbing Photo: Denmark goes for the Jugular.
Denmark goes for the Jugular.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jugular Vein 5.7, Sunset Park, TN
Jugular Vein 5.7, Sunset Park, TN

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Jun 28, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I think this is almost as good as Blonde Ambition. The crack section looked like it would take big gear, but it's mostly small to medium stuff. Fun lead, but not a casual 5.7 so probably not a good choice for a new leader.
By ccollins
Jun 7, 2014

The climbing was varied and interesting. Face, nice crack, and a small roof to finish. The gear is good for sure but could be a little strenuous to place for the new 5.7 leader. Just as fun as Blonde Ambition for sure. Starting with the flakes under Second Sun and then traversing back left a few feet was a decent alternative to the facy start.

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