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A Fistful of Potash 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kyle Copeland
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Submitted By: Jared Brown on Mar 23, 2002

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Description 

This route is just left of a slabby top-roping area on a small buttress that almost goes into the road. Climb up the slab past bolt and pitons to a short finger crack to a ledge with anchors. The slab is probably is harder for shorter people.

Protection 

A bolt and two fixed pitons at the start, a few finger sized cams for the upper crack.


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There isn't much belay space for Eric there at the base of this climb.
There isn't much belay space for Eric there at the...
sweet
sweet
Steve Arsenault beginning the upper crux. Brian Delaney belaying.
Steve Arsenault beginning the upper crux. Brian De...
Check out the chalk tics on this route.  Very doable 5.10
BETA PHOTO: Check out the chalk tics on this route. Very doab...
John starting out
John starting out
9 year old Marianna navigating the crux on Fistful of Potash just below the route's summit.
9 year old Marianna navigating the crux on Fistful...
Steve Arsenault nearing the upper crux. Brian Delaney belaying.
Steve Arsenault nearing the upper crux. Brian Dela...
Guillaume Dargaud on A Fist Full of Potash.
Guillaume Dargaud on A Fist Full of Potash.
Steve Arsenault finishing the upper crux. Brian Delaney belaying.
Steve Arsenault finishing the upper crux. Brian De...

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By L. Hamilton
Apr 5, 2002

Clean rock, nice moves, plenty of pro (bring small to mid cams). Belayer can run for shelter if a truck heads too close.
By Braxtron
From: ...
May 5, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Did this route again yesterday and it feels like solid 5.10 now. Edges on the first half are much more smooth (and the incipient crack is wider) than they were 4yrs ago due to all the traffic this route gets. It's very well-protected so don't be scurred. Gear to .75".

Also, there are no longer any pitons. They were upgraded to standard bolts w/hangers a few years ago.
By Rob C.
From: Freeport, ME
Oct 31, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Short and sweet. Solid Jams.
By John Braun
From: Hendersonville, NC
May 9, 2011

Anyone know what the bolted line is to the left of Fistful? It starts a few feet left, climbs the slab to the arete and up to the same anchors.
By Joe Huggins
From: Grand Junction
Oct 26, 2011

FA was Kyle Copeland
By Skylar Smith
Jun 16, 2012

I would bring 2 #.3's - #.5's BD camalots, and a few slings.