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Grand Jam 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: James Beissel on Mar 27, 2008
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Climb the splitter crack in the center of The Topknot. Bouldery moves off the ground lead to great finger locks and nice jugs to rest and place gear.

This has clean rock, bomber finger locks, and good gear.


This route is located on The Topknot, the summit block of the Fourth Elephant Buttress.

To descend, scramble down easy rock on the north side into the notch between the third and fourth buttresses, or scramble down the southwest side back to the top of the Fourth Elephant Buttress.


Standard rack, mostly finger-sized cams and stoppers. Tree on summit for toprope anchor.

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By Jeremy
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 18, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Pretty good route. This looks like the hardest line, but is cruiser with good gear.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 8, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

One of 4 lines there in all. No better or worse than the others. If you were to stack them all end-to-end, then you'd have a pitch of climbing.