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Quartz Jester 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b X

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Barber and Horning 78'
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Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on Jul 16, 2002

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Nate Erickson on the run-out crystals of Quartz Je...

Description 

The crux of this route may only require an "S" rating if a helmet is worn, although the easy slab finish is still very serious fall potential.Climb the blatant crack on the north face to its end. Move up and right on steep rock past some good crystals (crux) to a slab finish.

Protection 

mid to small cams and nuts


Photos of Quartz Jester Slideshow Add Photo
Kris Gorny working through the crux.
Kris Gorny working through the crux.
BETA PHOTO
King Pin as seen from the road.
BETA PHOTO: King Pin as seen from the road.
The ovehanging hand-crack of Quartz Jester. nate E...
The ovehanging hand-crack of Quartz Jester. nate E...
Nate Erickson and Dave Rone starting the crack of ...
Nate Erickson and Dave Rone starting the crack of ...

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 7, 2002

If you want to get real excited climb the Kevin Bein Variation. Go to the top of the crack and instead of going right you up and left. Brings some small RP's for pro. This is in the 11 range
By D Foster
Jun 9, 2010

This proud line has been effectively castrated by the fellow that bolted the line that starts to the right. Two bolts have been added to the upper slab where the newer route intersects the historic. Enjoy.