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Rim Job 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Davis, Chis Grover, 1979
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Mar 30, 2006

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Just above the low crux.

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This enjoyable dihedral route involves diverse climbing with a crux near the start. The upper section eases off some, but remains interesting.


Wildfire Wall (South side of the Crooked River)


Gear to 3 inches with wires/small cams.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
May 20, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This climb is just left of Gruff and shares the anchors via an easy traverse at the top. The climbing is well protected and enjoyable. Short, tricky moves are separated by big rests.
By rpc
Mar 12, 2008

Easier for tall folks (I'm over 6'); my wife at 5'3" had a tougher time on this one. One or two thin moves, then a good jug/rest.
By cerickson
From: Portland, OR
Sep 18, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This climb is basically 5.9+ or 5.10- with the first twenty feet or so being a more solid 5.10. Two or three times I felt pretty advantaged being taller (6'2) though, especially at the beginning...
By Phill T
Jun 14, 2012

I thought this line was better and quite a bit easier than Gruff next door. Its a series of thoughtful moves punctuated by great rests before the next move. slammer hands for the top 1/3 to the chains. Lots of bird evidence tho.
By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Oct 22, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

If you're better at face climbing, this might feel easier than Gruff. If you're better at jamming, then Gruff is easier. The gear is much more plentiful and larger on Gruff.

You can also continue past the chains into the new "Gruff Plus" extension after leading Rim Job. See the Gruff page for a description of the extension. Just make sure you clip your last piece on Rim Job with a sling.
By Muscrat
Dec 13, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Yes, much easier for those who can reach high in the start. I clipped high for the start (ugly ground fall potential) and off to the races. 5.9 for those over 6'2", 10.b+ for those under 5'6"! Yet another fun gorge route!
By iryna
From: eugene, or
Aug 17, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

lots of face holds and rest spots. great climb. i dont think it favors tall people. i'm 5' 2'' and i didnt struggle. the start is tricky and begs for a bad fall, just be careful getting on it.

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