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The Jam crack 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Brad G on Sep 25, 2007

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this route eats gear, great for the new crack lead...


This is the obvious low angled crack to the left of smooth sole. A great introduction to first time climbers.


Bring gear to three inches

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jam Crack at Rubidoux
Jam Crack at Rubidoux
Rock Climbing Photo: Splitter.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shayne (aka Travis Pastrami) on the Jam Crack. 2-2...
Shayne (aka Travis Pastrami) on the Jam Crack. 2-2...

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By The Ruin-er
From: CA
Apr 14, 2012

Great intro to crack and trad climb, fun and easy! Sucks up two #2and two #3, set of stoppers and .5-1 for anchor options.
By Ben Crowell
Jan 14, 2013
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

Worth placing some pro low down in the narrow cracks because you're actually climbing above a hole that's below the belayer. I was able to place some large hexes, but would have rather had more cams.
By Scott Coffin
From: Riverside, CA
Nov 13, 2014

Fun free solo! Solid ledges for feet the whole way and the top part is easier than it looks.
By Forever Outside
From: Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2, 2017

excellent climb for the new crack leader. Eats C4 #2-#4 all the way up.

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