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Jumpin' the Gun 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Ric Geiman, 1991
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 24, 2001

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Description 

As you approach Cactus Cliff from the left end, the West, there is an inset wall with aretes on both sides. The left of these is Jumpin' the Gun. This interesting line starts on the face left of the arete and gains the blunt arete at mid height. Interesting climbing on edges and pockets gun for a cruxy bulge near the top. I thought that the route had a lot of continuity on largely bullet-proof stone. Might be a bit over-rated at 5.11d, but stringing it all together is probably worth the "d". A very good line.

Protection 

9 bolts.


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Cactus Cliff - Left (1)  Man-tasia is now named Pi...
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Starting up "Jumpin the Gun".
Starting up "Jumpin the Gun".
Buster Jesik high up on Jumpin' the Gun.
Buster Jesik high up on Jumpin' the Gun.

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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Mar 8, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

I think for the onsight I'd give it an 11d because certain sections are pretty hard to read especially if you're getting pumped. Harder than lats, about the same as Gravitations?
By ricgeiman
Jan 19, 2013

This one along with Hair Trigger and Illegal Smile were put up when Cactus was closed to climbing. There was a rumor that the cliff would be open soon, so Steve and I went for it.