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This problem starts on the left side of the face under the prominant roof and prow. Climbs up with easy pulls on jugs to the lip of the roof where one must make comminting crux moves up the prow. I'm not sure it's quite V3, the actual moves seemed just a little easier. The damn thing is so high up though, that the highball factor might add a little to the grade. This problem is a classic. The rock is great, the holds are great, the moves are great, the postion is great, even the exposure is great (hard to find in a boulder problem). Definitely don't want to fall from the crux....
This problem is well over 20 feet high. A pad is some reassurance. It is topropable as well.
Mike taking a bite out of Jaws.
Before the crux.
From: Aspen, Colorado
Jul 4, 2007
If you can keep your wits about you through a reachy crux, it's smooth sailing over great holds.... A big pad and a good spotter can help to ease the jitters.... Definitely gets the grade because of the height and not the difficulty.
|By Ken Trout|
From: Golden, CO
Jul 22, 2008
This used to be a fun lead, 5.10-. The first pro was a nut, then a fixed pin close to the crux, and a bolt on top. Both the pin and bolt are gone now. The bolt was useful for holding a sling over the summit horn in place. Without the bolt, Jaws is not really a good TR anymore.
|By John Long|
Jun 24, 2010
We (Bachar and I) used to climb this baby unroped, first time was probably in 1977. Likewise the way harder one (V6??) that traverses in from the right. Used to be a bit licheny. Exsiting sans pad.
Jul 28, 2010
On of the best boulders on The Pass. Crisp solid edges. It's all there, just sack up and stick it, full confidence. Once you do it you want to keep running laps on it, because it is so sick!. You feel stupid for doubting yourself. Climb when conditions are cool and you are ready, not a day before. This is the send for The Pass.