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Jack Be Nimble 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jack Marshall, Sam Owings
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Jan 28, 2007

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Nearing the final slab move to the anchor.


This route was a bit difficult to locate. When counting from left to right from mid-crag pinnacle it is the 3rd route (at time of this post). Unfortunately there is a loner bolt between Cool Enough & Jack Be Nimble that makes you think that is the start. It is not.

When looking for the start identify the first bolt as being to the right of a shallow left leaning seam. The bolt that is to the left of the seam appears to be an orphan.


3rd route right of mid-crag pinnacle - first bolt is right of seam about 8 feet up.


11 bolts to shut anchors

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"Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations
"Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
"Jack Be Nimble". Photo by Blitzo.
Breakin this one in
Breakin this one in
Taking a quick breather on Jack Be Nimble
Taking a quick breather on Jack Be Nimble
Bolt Locations
BETA PHOTO: Bolt Locations

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 26, 2008
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Another good route on Boy Scout. Like the others, fun climbing on great holds. And like most on this wall, easier than its original rating. The climb is mostly 5.6 to 5.7; the move to gain the anchor gives it the grade.
By Michael Clark
From: Ames, IA
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great spot for a warm up or for climbers learning how to lead. Holds are solid and plentiful. I agree, easier than the rating. On the plus side its one of the longer routes on Boy Scout.
By Erik Campos
From: Fort Bragg, NC
Jun 11, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Good warm up route. Once you get closer to the anchors, your going to have to move left in order to get to the anchor.
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 22, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

You can top rope this route after leading "cool enough". Seems like the same climb with slightly smaller holds. Both are very fun climbs and good warm ups.
By Clif Clap
Jan 3, 2013

Excellent for climbers learning how to lead, though the anchors on Cool Enough are easier in that scenario. If even a little experience, zero pump for the warm up - basically just gets the hands moving. That said, quite fun all the same.
By Keegan Dimmick
From: Winchester, VA
Apr 8, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Can anyone point out any move on this route that is 5.8?
By cameron hollett
From: Alta Loma, CA
Feb 8, 2014

The anchors on this route are worn about half way threw.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Aug 11, 2014

By lifeblack
Nov 2, 2014

Yeah, the anchors do look pretty worn, the left moreso than the right
Anchors at the top.  Picture angle doesn't show th...
Anchors at the top. Picture angle doesn't show the full depth of wear, but it made me nervous
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