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Astro Pop 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Greg Parker
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Submitted By: Schwab on Apr 10, 2009

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Pulling one of the massive, killer roofs at First ...

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An absolute classic. Astro Pop is the first route of two you will see at the first wall. It is on the left. You start by walking up a ledge to the left of the first bolt. It is here that you should clip the bolt. Ease into the left hand and start up climbing technical ledges on good feet. After three bolts of the technical stuff, you reach a series of large ledges that are big enough to hang out on. Hike up to a chain link, which was graciously put there to help climbers avoid rope drag, so use it instead of the bolt. Then begin climbing up and over a roof and onto the face. The best pocket climbing one can do is located in this section. This will lead you to a crux up high where you just pinch/crimp a left hand hold and make a move to a large pocket. Top out standing on a big ledge where anchors are.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Astro Pop, 5.11b. First Wall. Sunshine Wall, Spear...
Astro Pop, 5.11b. First Wall. Sunshine Wall, Spear...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof on Astro Pop, 5.11b
Pulling the roof on Astro Pop, 5.11b
Rock Climbing Photo: Just over the roof on Astro Pop.  Lookin good.
Just over the roof on Astro Pop. Lookin good.
Rock Climbing Photo: Astro Pop, 5.11b
Astro Pop, 5.11b
Rock Climbing Photo: Creative crimps at the beginning of Astro Pop, 5.1...
Creative crimps at the beginning of Astro Pop, 5.1...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Astro Pop, 5.11b First Wall Sunshine Wa...
Climber on Astro Pop, 5.11b First Wall Sunshine Wa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading for the headrush of a middle crux on Astro...
Heading for the headrush of a middle crux on Astro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the bottomless pockets on Astro Pop, 5.11...
Enjoying the bottomless pockets on Astro Pop, 5.11...
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper section of Astro Pop.  Still lookin good.
Upper section of Astro Pop. Still lookin good.

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By Chuck McQuade
From: Golden, CO
Sep 25, 2011

The “chain link” described above had been removed as of 9/2011. From the large ledge one can easily reach the higher of two bolts, clip using a longer sling, rendering rope drag nonexistent.

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