American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Contiguous United States, Utah, Zion, Mt. Kinesava, The Jolly Green Jam Crack

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  • Publication Year: 2000

Mt. Kinesava, The Jolly Green Jam Crack. In early November, I climbed a new ten-pitch route, The Jolly Green Jam Crack (IV 5.10 Cl), on the southeast face of Mount Kinesava. The route ascends the face of a fairly distinct buttress about 200 feet to the right of Arakis and 300 yards to the left of King Korner. It follows a continuous and rather wide crack system until it joins Arakis for the last pitch. Rope soloing, I free climbed up to about 5.10. That took care of 75 percent of the climbing; the rest was easy and clean aid. This route would best be done as a free climb. To descend, Arakis has bolted rappel anchors, some of which are still only one bolt.

Kirby Spangler, unaffiliated

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