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JAKS Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Strappo Hughes, Jonah Lefkoff
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: kyle lefkoff on Jan 10, 2011

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Jonah (age 7.5) follows Strappo's lead of the clas...

Location 

There are four prominent North-South fins on the main formation of Red Rocks. The route is on the west face of the second fin from East to West. Approach from either of the third class gullies north or south of the base. The approach from the north is faster.

Protection 

Standard rack to 4". The rock on JAKS is surprisingly good for Red Rocks and accepts good pro throughout.

Description 

This is the straight-in hand crack to chimney on the West Face of the Second Fin of Red Rocks Park. It is not visible from the loop trial of Red Rocks, a nice feature of the route.

While it has undoubtedly been climbed before, there is no documented ascent, no fixed gear, and no evidence of prior ascents.

JAKS gets excellent winter sun angle in the afternoon and has the feel of a desert spire with Boulder as its backdrop.


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By Detrick Snyder
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I've soloed this a couple times, and there's no way it's a 5.8. With only a couple easy technical moves at the very bottom, I don't think this chimney could be harder than a 5.6.

DS