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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Randy Vogel, Charles Cole & Marjorie Shovlin, October 1983
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Submitted By: Randy on Nov 25, 2002

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This fun face route is on excellent rock near the left side of the right end of the East Face of Little Hunk. It lies just left of Electric Blue (5.11c).

Begin off a boulder and head up and right on face, then straight up past 2 bolts to a small horizontal break (gear possible here). Finish up and left reaching a large ledge.

This route is a bit run out, but nothing that a calm head won't solve.


Thin to 2 inches. 2 bolt anchor/rap or easy walk-off to right.

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By Woody Stark
Oct 23, 2003

I just couldn't believe it, but I think this classic is sandbagged a bit. Imagine that and at JT too. Anyone else feel abused by this route. Maybe I was lost and only thought I was on "Little Hunk".
By Murf
Oct 24, 2003

Did this route as recently as last year and don't remember any bolted anchor for it. There is an anchor to the climbers left, but it seems too "offline" to me. I've always belayed off gear.
By Woody Stark
Nov 1, 2003

From Randy's description, I wasn't on route. Both of us, Karen Briggs and myself, studied the face and were sure we were in the right spot. There were four bolts, and I assumed that two had been added over the years. I tried to get by the second bolt for at least an hour--frustrating and futile. Try again to find the correct route.
By Murf
Nov 3, 2003

As you look at the face above, there is a "mini-bandshell" ledge that has anchors for Electric Blue, a four bolt .11c. RIGHT of that are two new bolted routes. ZZZZZ starts LEFT of Electric Blue, and just touches the ledge on its left end. You'll know if you are on ZZZZZ, you are quite high before clipping the first bolt.
By C Miller
From: CA
Feb 23, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

An excellent route for those not leading at their limit. Great rock, fun movement and seldom any traffic on this one. Make sure you feel comfortable a ways out when doing this one - good practice for Suicide Rock or the like. Three stars out of five.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 19, 2008

Engaging and enjoyable. Definitely runout between the 1st and 2nd bolt, but the moves are only 5.8ish - though they are steep and a touch insecure. The technical crux comes after the 2nd bolt, but you are only a a few feet beyond the bolt. You can sling a horn getting to the 1st bolt. At the ledge, gear is available (I placed some TCUs with long slings). Then move left (5.8ish again) and then head straight up. I thought about moving left to the anchors above the 10d, but they are quite a ways left and it seemed more natural (and easier) to head straight up.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Excellent route with intricate and wonderful moves and a big feel - certainly a JT classic. Cam placement in the diagonal crack just up from the start and left of where you step over, and as Andy says there's a great jug that would take a thin sling.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Jan 7, 2014

I led this route years ago and at the time it was near my limit; that's what made it so great!! A memorable and very classic route. Get on it!
By Tradiban
May 4, 2016

Good moves on good rock but not classic. Why the hype?
By Bob Gaines
May 7, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

I'd say if you add the direct start you've got yourself a pretty classic pitch- one of my favorites!
By Stone Adventures
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Feb 15, 2017

The scariest part were the crux moves just after clipping the last bolt. The bolt looks terrible, and if it blows you're done for... The runouts weren't scary at all.

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