Two awesome, new routes in Kings Cr. above and beside 'Jokers Wild' (see Seans' new Mixed Book).

FAs David Marra and Claire Macdonald, March 7/05.

Approach: as for Jokers Wild, which is very fat this year with a V-thread on top of the WI 2 bit. I've
worked in Kings Cr. for many years now and never seenthese routes until last weekend. They are very much
worth doing while still in. I'd call them 3 Star for sure!!!

Blackjack M5, 55m

3m to the Left of Jokers Wild in a very cool,
Alaskan-stlye, fisher. Done in one full pitch. Well
protected with rock gear. Fixed nut halfway up.

Awesome mixed climbing with tree belay.

Emperors' New Groove M5, 55m

Continue up Jokers Wild in an awesome fisher (huge
chokestone overhead halfway up) on very fun,
well-protected, mixed terrain to a treed belay.

Rap Routes off Tree.

Rack: A full rack of cams, mid-size nuts, long slings
and a few Stubbies. no pins were needed.

Excellent Moderate Mixed Climbing. Have Fun.