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Welcome to NJC 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jack Marshall
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Dec 16, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Starting polished sloping foothold for Welcome to ...


Sustained climbing with no discernible crux other than possibly the last set of moves to the anchors. Rest assured, they are large and easy to clip from so keep going. This classic line is deserving of the stars and namesake as it has all the elements of great holds, good protection, esthetics and location.


Third route to the right of dirty crack. Look for large sloping, brown varnished foot hold at the start.

Southern CA sport climbing guide route # 878


6 bolts, shut anchors

Photos of Welcome to NJC Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: shaina on her first 10a lead
shaina on her first 10a lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
Rock Climbing Photo: Cory Smith onsites Welcome to NJC
Cory Smith onsites Welcome to NJC
Rock Climbing Photo: "Welcome to NJC". Photo by Blitzo.
"Welcome to NJC". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Soo on "Welcome to NJC". Photo by Blitzo...
Soo on "Welcome to NJC". Photo by Blitzo...

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By jt512
Mar 22, 2007

I think the crux is between the last bolt and the anchors.
By johnnydanger
From: California
Jan 16, 2011

For sure Jay, I just did it yesterday and the crux is the last move to the top.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 29, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This climb is an amazing lead. It should be on your "must do" list for .10a in New Jack City.
By smokinJoe
Dec 30, 2011

Super fun! Get's a little pumpy toward the crux before the anchors
By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 24, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A recommended route for the grade with it's variety of moves and quality rock. No real crux on this but it does require a bit more technique than some of the others at the grade.
By Clif Clap
Jan 3, 2013

Apart from being pretty fun this is a perfect warm-up for intermediate climbers.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
May 1, 2016

This felt pretty burly for the grade, compared to the 10a's across the way at the Boy Scout Wall. Nevertheless, it's a great rock climb and you all should do it.
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
May 20, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Really enjoyed this route. It was my first .10a outside. If you're short, good luck getting off the ground and using that first polished sloping foot. Other than that, the bolts are plentiful and the holds are solid.

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