|Type:||Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|FA:||F.A Bo Johnston, Anthony Bilotti (1990) F.F.A Chad Suchoski (2006)|
|Submitted By:||Salamanizer on Oct 10, 2006|
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By Steve R.
From: Oakland, CA
Mar 24, 2009
Looked like a good line up the face of The Pagoda, but... The climbing totally sketched me out as I pulled holds off and the sandstone crumbled beneath my feet. Even being careful with loose holds it worried me...
It is a nice line up the face and was fun for my partner on top belay.
Watch out for poison oak at the start!
Don't throw your rope in the poison oak when rapping off the back!
From: Vacaville Ca.
Apr 12, 2009
Such is the nature of Pine Canyon. You have to familiarize yourself with the nature of the rock before you feel solid on it. It's choss, but great climbing none the less. Not everything out there is that bad. Don't give up just yet, keep climbing out there and you'll get the hang of it soon enough.
Pine Canyon is an place to find adventure, not contrived safety and a day of mindless climbing. It's a great place to become strong in mind, as well as strong in body.
Think of the place as a "great gift" to the bay area.