|Zebra Cliffs East Face
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The best way to approach this route is to climb Such A Line and then downclimb a gully 15' to the base of the route. The most difficult moves occur in the first 10' on the overhanging portion of the traverse but the difficulty is moderated by solid hand jams and edges for feet. If the climb was longer this would be a three star classic.
Cams to 2" provide solid pro for this traverse. An assortment of small to medium cams are necessary for an anchor.
fun jams, no feet!
Powering through the corner, 3/14/04.
Time-lapse of unknown climber on "Around The World...
past the crux
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jan 9, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
The first crack line I did in J-tree that felt as hard as similarly graded slabs... steeper than it looks, and powerful. My second summed it up:"I felt like a rock-star for the first few moves... then I had to jumar up to get back onto them."
A few 2-3" cams protect the hard climbing, and smaller cams and stoppers protect the climb after the corner is turned.
Nice climbing, and a lot harder than 'Chemical Warfare' on the Room To Shroom boulder in 'Wanderland' albeit of similar character.
|By Will S|
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2009
You may want to anchor the belayer for this one, a small vertical crack near the start works well with a tips sized cam and/or stoppers.
|By Richard Shore|
Jan 9, 2012
Sling your first piece or two at the start, otherwise the rope might run into the crack and your cam could become irretrievably stuck when you turn the corner.