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Easy Pool 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: TheSykle on Mar 14, 2009

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Description 

Fun route, thin at the start getting easier towards the top.

Location 

First face left of the upper pond. Three routes on the face, this route starts on the ledge and goes right up the middle.

Protection 

9 bolts to 2 bolt anchor


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Rock Climbing Photo: The blue rope is next to the bolt line for Easy Po...
BETA PHOTO: The blue rope is next to the bolt line for Easy Po...
Rock Climbing Photo: To think we were ice climbing two days prior,what ...
To think we were ice climbing two days prior,what ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting Easy Pool from the Pond.
Starting Easy Pool from the Pond.
Rock Climbing Photo: A climber on Easy Pool on a perfect November after...
A climber on Easy Pool on a perfect November after...
Rock Climbing Photo: Better view of the top of the pitch.  Friend Annie...
Better view of the top of the pitch. Friend Annie...
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott on 18 of 40
Scott on 18 of 40
Rock Climbing Photo: WILL I AM STYLIN!!
WILL I AM STYLIN!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber on Easy Pool
Unknown climber on Easy Pool

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By Kish676
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 26, 2010

Really fun route, after the second bold, there is an unexpected slabby move. Good end to a good day climbing at the pond.
By J CAV
Mar 19, 2013

Heads up, anchors are showing some wear. Top rope on your own gear.

Cool climb
By Daniel Evans
From: N Scottsdale, AZ
Oct 31, 2015

Fun long route. Unfortunately both anchors at the top are now ruined from people toproping through them. I would not trust either of them. Rap off the anchors for Date Rape 3 ft to the climbers left if leading this route for a safe descent.
By Stephane Fitch 1
Nov 3, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

WARNING Moderate-grade climbers please be careful. First, as others have mentioned, the super shuts near the top of this climb are seriously worn and need replacing. Please don't top-rope on them. Also, the difficultly rating on this climb is seriously misleading. Way back when, it may have been a 5.7. But both this route and the one to its right have had some holds snap off over the years. Both now have sections on them that I think would rate hard 5.9 or even 5.10.

Having said that, I actually do like this climb. If you've got a partner who leads 5.10 or 5.11 confidently, get him or her to set this up as a top rope for you on your first time out. If you can muddle through the thin crux about one third of the way up, you're in for a nice long climb.
By Daniel Evans
From: N Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 22, 2015

Climbed this route again today. I think a few moves on this route could go a bit harder than 5.7 but they're far and few between. I think the bottom 1/3 sounds about right as the previous commenter stated. This climb is however a sustained 5.7 and a bit pumpy so be solid at the grade if you are going to lead it. Do not expect this to be a 5.7 gym climb. Bolts are well spaced making for a safe lead. DO NOT TOPROPE, LOWER, OR RAP THROUGH THE ANCHORS. To toprope this route use the anchor from Date Rape to the climbers left and place a redirect.

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