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Jumping Jehosephat 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Tim Powell & Dan Ahlborn, April 1977
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Submitted By: Tony B on Mar 23, 2002

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Hanging out on top of Jumping Jehosephat. 1/2012....


Follow the direction to reach the Locomotion Rock and settle into the niche on its West side. At the far north end of the rock there are two offset hand cracks that go from near the ground, up and left to the left hand side of the top of the rock. Jumping Jehosephat is the left-most of the two. Lock and jam up to the top of the route. The protection is mostly straight forward and good.Retreat from the top via fixed anchors.


Mostly hand-sized. Carry a standard rack of cams up to 3"

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By Jason Block
Apr 17, 2003

loved this climb. Hand jams are great yet run out at the end, however still good for the grade. The retreat from the top via "fixed anchors" have been removed. Yet the scramble down the chimney or escaping via off the next formation over offers some fun. If you can get to leaping leanna the anchors there will bring to the same place, enjoy!
By Steve Powell
Apr 29, 2003

I enjoyed this climb when I did it in 1997. don't remember it being runout, but seemed that the crack flared near the top. couldn't find "fixed anchors" so we slung a block and rapped.
By Aaron Williams
Apr 2, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

the top is a tid bit run out but the belay from the top is solid because of the bucket at the top of the 5.10 you prolly dont even need a piece the retreat is a mess though
By BWpete
Oct 23, 2006

I felt this to be a great route. my first in J-Tree. It felt like a 7 to me, and while the top was slightly run out, it was still a safe top out. I used a BD2 as my last piece and while it wasnt bomb proof it would have held any fall i could put on it. If you are befuddled by the lack of anchors at the top, go up and to the right maybe another 5.7 move up the face, and there are some bolts. This is not good for top roping but works fine for a second.
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
May 24, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A much easier route than Leaping Leana. Fun. Only 5.7 move is one near the top. We climbed up to the chains for LL, but this might be scary unless you are tall.
By Anthony A.
Mar 5, 2011

The crack gets wide and shallow with a flare at the very top of the route, hard to protect. I found a spot where I fit a BD#4 with two cams fully closed and two cams almost wide open, with that last sketch piece I pulled myself up on top to the rap bolts for LL.
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Mar 8, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Less sustained than the 5.6 to the right. The upper section is easier than it looks. Bring extra #2's to sew up the top.
By Vitaliy
Oct 11, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Led this route since Leaping Leaner was taken, setup a TR with a 50ft extendo -- not a great idea. Rap from Leaping Leaner bolts -- it's easy to get to but go through the back to reach it -- it's a fairly easy 8ft crack that gets you right in the notch where Leaping Leaner terminates.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 2, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Miramontes guide shows 2 bolt anchor. There is none. Slung boulder down and left
By Jeff Scofield
From: Yorba Linda, CA
Apr 26, 2012

Great Climb, I didn't like the webbing I saw and the downclimb looked too complicated(I'm Lazy) so easiest thing to do is climb the boulder to the rap anchors on climbers right.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
May 18, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

fun! do the start of Grain Dance for a 5.9(ish) variation. just use long runners for the traverse left after the start.

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