With Duc, Dough, and Mandi. We climbed it without complication. However, a group from Texas overestimated their abilities and aided the whole route causing a 4-hr delay. Doug had to show them how to rappel properly from the top. Craziness in the desert.
Climbed with Derek & Noah in 3 pitches. LOVED the thin hands! Quick climb, slow descent including one chopped rope!
Great tower route, Jah Man. We had sunny and warm temps, no wind, and loads of fun.
Absolutely fantastic climb- certainly one of the funnest I've done in the desert! P1 crux well-protected. If you're used to Valley chimeys, Sister Squeeze is a breeze (& actually well-protected, regardless)- I wouldn't call it harder than 5.7. A quick slip at the crux traverse, & the flash was gone (worked through it without incident after that). Thin hands were sustained, but were there for me. As flash attempt already gone, one or 2 weightings of the rope at the summit block slab crux didn't really matter. At any rate, amazing formation, climb, & day, w/ a great partner. Would love to come back to redpoint the route, though (& just do it again!). Bring a bunch of .75 & 1 Camalots if you want to do this one (Omega Links work very well, too). Rock quality is excellent- as good as Indian Creek.
Out of the desert towers I've been on, this has got to be the best free climbing I've seen. Two very high quality thin hands pitches, plus some good squeeze chimney.
Thin hands forever on 3rd pitch. Another amazing tower. I shall return and get it clean!
fun stuff, emphasis on thin hands
Harder than I expected. Really good clean crack climbing. Another great summit.
Climbed it in 3 pitches. Combined P1 + P2, P3 + P4 no rope drag issues.
Friday: Eat and drink beer till midnight.
Saturday: Wake up at 3 am, drive to Smith, help out with the Mazamas rock course (get to follow 3 pitches...Shirley manages to lead her first 10a bolted face even though she's only supposed to be following students), back at PDX at 5pm for a 6:30 pm flight to Salt Lake, drive to Moab, get too tired 1 hour from Moab, sleep in car at gas station....
Sunday: Wake up at gas station, drive to Moab, look at shitty weather, say "sh*t" and "f*ck" and other profanities lots of times cursing our bad luck with weather once again, drink coffee, drive to TH in Ida Gulch, manage to bottom out the rental more than once but do get within 0.2 miles of TH (despite what the Supertopo suggests), hike to base of Jah Man, look at thickening clouds and rain/hail, stash packs/gear for return next day am, look at slightly clearing weather, say "what the hell, let's go for it now", enjoy the 1st two pitches, get spanked severely by next two pitches, enjoy the last pitch and summit, get ropes stuck on 1st rap down, unstuck (or is it unstickize) the ropes, hike down, drive to town, drink beer, eat teriyaki, sleep...
Monday: Wake up late - too late for a tower, say "what are we gonna climb?", go to Arches, climb Chinese Eyes a 10b single pitch (photos here and here) on The Great Wall, find the .9+/.10a thin hands section much more difficult than the .10b hands and bulge, get lunch in Moab, drive back to Salt Lake City, fly home vowing to return and try Jah Man in better style, sleep.