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Mambo Jambo 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: BenCooper on Apr 29, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Mambo Jambo from the base. The route follows the u...


The route is on Repo Wall, only a short distance to the right from the route "Human Foot" on Blackstone Wall. Follow the perfect hand crack up the steep wall, then follow the crack as it trends on a leftward ramp system. The ramp seems to be the crux, with some awkward jamming moves.
This is a great trad route in an area dominated by nice sport routes. So bring the rack along, and when the fingers get tired after a day of crimping, start jamming!


Follow the trail to Blackstone wall, then head right along the base for a hundred feet or so. The route is the obvious handcrack (just about the only handcrack in the area).
Rappel the route with one rope (50m rope works).


Set of cams up to #3 Camelot. The #3 works well on the left-leaning section. Bolted rap station at the top.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Jun 11, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Awesome route.... worth bringing the rack for!
By Noah D
Jun 24, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

At the top you can go left up the ramp or right onto a bolt protected face. I think the left ramp is the true route and the crux for me was actually at this point. A great route overall and a good first 5.10 trad lead.
By J Sundstrom
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 21, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Guidebooks suggests going onto the bolted face but it's hard to tell.
By JJ Tower
Jul 25, 2016

Staying in the crack all whole way up will earn you an early crux

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