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Sweet Jane Variation 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Apr 25, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Cheetah and surroundings w/o lines
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Description 

The Sweet Jane Variation follows most of the route Tarzan (5.10a). Start this climb by first approaching to Becky's Wall. Traverse 3rd class slabs right to a couple of bolts next to each other. This is the start to Tarzan.

P1) To climb the Sweet Jane Var, start right of the bolts in a 5.7 crack. Follow this only a short ways, until it is possible to step left into the Tarzan crack. Then follow this crack to a 2-bolt anchor.

P2) Continue up the crack, soon encountering two cracks paralleling each other on the upper face. Start in the left crack, then switch to the right when possible. Follow this up to a set of chain anchors.

Descent) Lots of choices!1. Rappel using 2-ropes back to the base.2. 2 one rope rappels3. Continue up a short ways to the right, then scramble down. I haven't done this, so I am not sure how easy it is.4. If you have time, do Tingey's Terror (and optionally Tingey's Torture) for more good pitches of climbing.


Protection 

Standard Rack. Mostly the gear is finger and small hand sized.



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Cheetah and surroundings with lines 1) Cheetah w/ dotted line being a variation of Cheetah  2) Tarzan 3) Tourist Variation  4)  Sweet Jane Variation
BETA PHOTO: Cheetah and surroundings with lines 1) Cheetah w/ ...
Enjoying the beautiful Sweet Jane cracks on a magnificent fall day.
Enjoying the beautiful Sweet Jane cracks on a magn...
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By Nathan Fisher
Apr 26, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pitch 2 has 1 piton in the upper crack

By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route can easily be climbed in one pitch. A few extra finger-to-hand-sized cams are useful if you do this. The crux is at the starting corner.

By Jason Billings
From: Draper, UT
Mar 13, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Easy to set gear on.This was my first trad and first lead (pitch 2). Also a great way to setup a toprope for Cheetah pitch 2 if you want to practice some great friction climbing.

By lunabloomgirl
From: North East Washington
Aug 26, 2010

Fun crack. Good for small hands!