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Jack of Hearts - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
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Pro to 3.5", bolted rap anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


A steep hand/fist crack just down and to the left of Popular Mechanics. Climb the steep corner for 30 feet, then climb an easier chimney to the top of the Scientific Americans pillar. Belay on top of the pillar off pro, or continue up the easier right facing corner above (5.6), moving up and right to the anchor for Ace of Spades. Variation: Instead of climbing the easy chimney, after the initial 30', traverse right in a horizontal crack to end up at the base of Popular Mechanics.

Descent Options:

The rap slings mentioned in guidebook at the top of the pillar are not there. Rap from the Ace of Spades anchor. 70 m rope to rap back down near the base of climb. 60 m rope to get to the higher base of Popular Mechanics.

Submitted by: baja_java on 2007-05-06
Last Modified: 2007-05-07
Views: 725
Route ID: 30973

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 858jason on 2011-04-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars None


Added: 2011-04-25

  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: Jnclk on 2007-10-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars n/c


Added: 2008-06-13

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: grippedclimer on 2008-03-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars stout for 5.9

Good fun, hard start!

Added: 2008-03-16

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: snoopy138 on 2006-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

start is f'ing hard. wide hands sucks.

Added: 2006-10-28

Onsight Onsight ascent by: eyecannon on 2006-10-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2006-10-28

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