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Jenga Buttress Crack aka 10a Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Matt Samet, Luke Laeser, BJ Sbarra
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,174
Submitted By: Pinklebear on Jul 6, 2003

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Jenga Butress Crack is the wide crack on the right...


This is a fun route that, at a full 30 meters long, has plenty of varied climbing in its length. As you enter the corridor, walking uphill toward the hump, you'll notice a very clean, glassy wall (The Cement Garden, 5.13) on your left. The 5.10a Crack is just past this glassy panel, and is the long, semi-diagonalling (right to left) crack line splitting the buttress about 15 feet left of a junky corner.

Climb somewhat silty moves off the deck in a faint corner, then step left onto a sloping ledge. From here, the route is obvious: Stay in the crack, taking care with some of the wedged chockstones. A thin-hands crux through a slight bulge gets you to the upper section, nice 5.9+ crack/face climbing on solid rock, protected by nuts and TCUs. Bust a final move to stand up at the base of a clean corner and reach left to a double-bolt anchor with slings. You can use this anchor to toprope The Cement Garden, the 5.13 that climbs the aforementioned Glassy Panel.

A 60-meter rope is mandatory.


Standard rack, with an emphasis on thin-hand-sized cams, and a couple of 3-4" pieces.

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Abbe following Jenga Buttress in the Notch.
Abbe following Jenga Buttress in the Notch.

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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2007

The name of this route is Jenga Buttress Crack. It is excellent.
By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Jun 2, 2011

It was great, and a single rack from green c3 to a #5 is way more than enough to zip this climb up and have a few extra cams.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 28, 2013

Very fun movement. 2 stars due to junky rock in spots. Highly recommend anyway, just saying don't expect splitter stone, and I provisionally disagree on singles. If badass, singles. If not, dubs.
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