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Supremacy Rock
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Northeast Arete T 
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Play Time TR 
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Route 0 TR 
Simple Simon Slab TR 
Slabbery T 
Supremacy Crack T 
Supremacy Girdle T 
Supremacy Slab T,TR 
Time Out TR 
Web, The S 
West Face [Supremacy Rock] T,TR 
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Zig-zagging Jews 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Charles Danforth on Sep 22, 2003

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The original ZZJ on a 'first ascent'.

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Description 

This route starts immediately to the right of the large fir tree on the north face of Supremacy. Follow an obvious, wide seam up angling slightly right toward a small tree. Just above the tree, stem out left onto the face and follow a pair of shallow cracks to the left. After ten feet, head up and right again on a broken-up seam. Finish by traversing left again on a ledge to the large alcove at the top of the NE arette.

Protection 

The pro is probably reasonable, though creativity may be in order. It is probably easier to top rope along with Supremacy Slab.


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By sync
Sep 26, 2003

A good climb for a beginner. The crux is the first traverse to the left after reaching the tree. Keep your feet on a the diagonal crack with some good undercling holds. Once you reachthe small bush head up and to the right; the rest of the climb has good holds.
By Greg Howland
Sep 26, 2010

Pro is really not hard to find at all and doesn't require any creativity. On the crux traverse, there is good gear at your feet. After the traverse, the rest of the climb has great pro.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 11, 2011
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Not at dirty or broken as it looks.
By Justin Brunson
From: Broomfield CO
May 16, 2014

Good route but not much gear until you reach the first tree. After that, it's fine.