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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 ...

Description 

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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Astro Pop, 5.11b. <br />First Wall. <br />Sunshine Wall, Spearfish Canyon.
Astro Pop, 5.11b.
First Wall.
Sunshine Wall, Spear...
Pulling the roof on Astro Pop, 5.11b
Pulling the roof on Astro Pop, 5.11b
Just over the roof on Astro Pop.  Lookin good.
Just over the roof on Astro Pop. Lookin good.
Astro Pop, 5.11b
Astro Pop, 5.11b
Creative crimps at the beginning of Astro Pop, 5.11b
Creative crimps at the beginning of Astro Pop, 5.1...
Climber on Astro Pop, 5.11b <br />First Wall <br />Sunshine Wall, Spearfish Canyon. <br /> <br />The red rope is hanging on Astro Glide, the perfect 5.10c experience.
Climber on Astro Pop, 5.11b
First Wall
Sunshine Wa...
Heading for the headrush of a middle crux on Astro Pop. Get ready to melt.
Heading for the headrush of a middle crux on Astro...
Enjoying the bottomless pockets on Astro Pop, 5.11b
Enjoying the bottomless pockets on Astro Pop, 5.11...
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.