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Beast, The T 
Black Hole Sun S 
Body Snatcher S 
Jason and the Argonauts S,TR 
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Just Bearly T 
Kidnapped S 
Kill Uncle S,TR 
Kodiak S 
Lower Arete S,TR 
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Napa Valley Party Service S 
Old And In The Way S 
Polar Bear Spire S 
Rampage S 
Silverado Squatters S 
Smash n Grab S 
Stone Free S 
Swallow My Pride S 
Theodore Roosevelt S,TR 
Treasure Island S 
Uncle Tom S 
Ursa Major T 
Ursa Minor, aka: Guillotine Crack T 
Wayne's World S 
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Jason and the Argonauts 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Jason Campell, 1990
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Apr 30, 2004

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Starts to the right of the diagnol crack that the Beast (11b) moves across. Jason and the Argonauts begins with opposition moves on a very overhung face past the first two bolts. The steepness eases off as you pull a two-finger pocket past the third bolt, then technical face moves bring you to the fourth bolt and the climbing eases off as you finish the route. Burly.


Four bolts to hangers shared with The Beast.

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By Dodrill
From: Sebastopol, CA
Nov 17, 2007
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

The start has gotten significantly harder over the years as a few holds have broken. Some might suggest a .12c rating is fair. Great route. Thin, no rests.
By Caliza
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Don't know what it was like before breakage, but it feels like solid .12c to me compared to other .12c's elsewhere. Crux is going from 1st to second bolt. Eases up slightly after that if you can find the proper holds, they are very well camouflaged.
By Caliza
Dec 10, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

On second thought, I feel this route is a better example of a benchmark 5.12b than a 5.12c, our egos should take a back seat. Excellent route and spicy up top.
By Carles Alonso
From: San Francisco
Jun 8, 2014

I did this route last weekend. Compared to it's neighbor "Swallow my pride" its harder. So I would suggest 5.12c as the guidebook says. If this is a 5.12b then swallow my pride should be downgraded to 5.12a (which is not) in my opinion, at least to keep the coherence inside the same crag. In any case, both routes are good and fun which is what should matter ultimately