New Jack City


I was invited to tag along on a climbing trip to New Jack City with some people I met at Jtree when I climbed with the Outdoors Club. I asked John if he wanted to go, and he accepted. It was a 140 mile, 2 hour drive to get there, but it was well worth the trip. There aren't many beginner climbs. There are a few 5.8-5.9s, but most everything is 5.10+. I climbed a few routes, but quickly got tired because I haven't been working out like I should. It was a good time with a lot of great people. Most of them were engineers.

In the evening there was the usual campfire and such. We even got a visit from Jack himself (his friend's named the place after him). He entertained us with stories and even took us on an after dark trip to see one of his newest routes. For the majority of the climb your hips are above your head. Don't think I'll be doing that anytime soon. He has been developing the area for the last eight years. There aren't that many people that know about it. I think he said there were about 500 routes.

I was still sore on Sunday morning, so I bumbed around the camp until it was time to go. I met a lot of interesting people and some great climbers. Perhaps I will catch up with a few of them next weekend out at Jtree again.

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