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The route "left crack" Takes the long jagged crack...
This route is on the Peapod Buttress, or "south face of Bitty Buttress." It's left of and up from Bitty Buttress by about thirty-forty yards. It's sheltered by a couple of average-sized evergreens, but still gets good sun in the winter. The route is the middle of the three cracks, to the right of a couple of newer bolts and the route Jaguary.
This is a short but rather burly route. I'd have thought it was a 10.... There's a jam left, yes, but there's also a good jam right just above it. Placing gear burned me a bit, but all that's needed is 3-4 cams. There's a rappel anchor above and to the right, perfect for top-roping "Last crack on the right" if interested.
The short, pumpy routes here are worth jumping on if you're in the area for Bitty Buttress and want to turn it up a notch, or want to work some tougher lines while staying close to the ground. "Jam Left" is not starred in "Boulder Climbs North", but I thought the crux sequence was a fun grunt and good way to end the afternoon, so I gave it a couple.
Jamming on jam crack right (10a).
Nov 26, 2006
10a, one star for me.
|By James Beissel|
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 2, 2009
I don't think there is an anchor for this route.