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Birthing the Piggy 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Stewart M. Green & Brian Shelton, 2005 or 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jonathan Stickel on Mar 30, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Follow the crack and out the back of the chimney.

Description 

Climb the wide crack between Pink Torpedo and The Sweepings to the bolted anchor of The Sweepings for an optional belay. Then climb through the back of the squeeze chimney to the top and belay from a tree.

Descend by the gully to the right or carefully make your way to the anchors for Poncho (a short belay is recommended for reaching the exposed anchors).

Location 

At the Piggy Bank, right of Pink Torpedo, look for daylight at the top of the chimney.

Protection 

Single rack to 3" plus #5 and #6 C4. You can skip the large gear if you use the first bolt from The Sweepings and/or run it out.


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By Jonathan Stickel
From: Golden, CO
Apr 2, 2014

FA: Stewart M Green & Brian Shelton(?) 2005? (courtesy of Michael McGee).
By Jonathan Stickel
From: Golden, CO
Apr 2, 2014

If anyone knows this route by another name, let me know.
By Stewart M. Green
Apr 6, 2014

Yeah, Brian Shelton and I climbed this beast in either 2005 or 2006, about the time that Bob D. and I put up Pink Torpedo. Fun OW crack climb that we never named. I mean really, who likes to climb crack at Shelf? So it's fine with me to leave your name, Jonathan. When we climbed it, I thought that maybe Mark Van Horn or Darryl Roth had climbed it before us....