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Deft Jam 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tony Morris
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Submitted By: Dave Wise on Nov 12, 2007

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sweet line


Excellent splitter hand and fist crack in a shallow dihedral. Crux is at the start, route is sustained at the grade


Continue hiking past WMA crack. Def Jam is around the next buttress, uphill behind a boulder (a small trail splits off from the main trail right up to it). If you encounter the sign for Crackhouse Alley, you've gone too far. There's a 5.12 bolted arete (Door Prize) just to the right and twin finger cracks (The Mud, the Blood, and the Beer .11b)to the left.


Mostly #2 camalots, a few #3s and a #1 should suffice. 2 bolt anchor at top on left side wall of dihedral. Pull rope left to avoid getting it caught in the crack.

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By Stranger Than Iowa
From: ia
Dec 3, 2012

Thin hands to hands for big mitts
By Spenser Bolte
Dec 24, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Rack up on your right side and back. Just trusted me.
By Curtis Summers
From: Fort Worth Texas
Jan 26, 2014

Loved this route !!
Def rack to the right side
awesome view at the top
Loved it
By Curtis Summers
From: Fort Worth Texas
Jan 26, 2014

o and anchors are behind you

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