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Mint Jam 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: KC Baum
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Feb 18, 2002

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Description 

Mint Jam is one of the fine, single pitch routes located on the eastern end of the Lower Mothers Buttress. There are several high quality moderate crack climbs in this area, Mint Jam is one of the more obvious.

Start in a large chimney-type alcove with a body length roof on the left side spilt by a finger crack. The route follows this crack through the roof (8+) and continues up to a good ledge. Follow a nice hand crack straight up to the offwidth crux. Stem through the offwidth and belay on a large ledge at 90'. Either walk off to the East or if you plan on doing another of the good routes that end on the same ledge, leave an anchor and rap.


Location 

The trail leading up from the road deposits you almost directly below the start of the route.


Protection 

Standard rack up to #3 Camalot.



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Alison Conrad all pretzeled-up under the Mint Jam roof, reminiscent of The Cave Exit at Lumpy.
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By Matt Chan
From: Boulder
Jun 28, 2005

Excellent pitch! I was definitely happy to have a #3 Camalot for the crux OW at the top. Bolted rap anchor gets you down with one 60m line. 5.8+/5.9- seems about right.

By Randy Carmichael
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2007

Be sure to save the #3 Camalot for the top (crux).

By rob pizem
Aug 17, 2011

Classic route with perfect stone!

By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

A #4 plugs in nicely right at the start of the OW. I threw in two more #3s to finish off the climb.