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YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Scott Hinton & Jeb Vetters
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Submitted By: Chris O'Connor on Nov 27, 2007

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Michiel leading Pangea. This route has great moves...


A classic at the grade. Gettin' kinda greasy from all the traffic, but still classic.


The obvious hueco line on the south side of the uphill spire.


6 bolts

Photos of Pangea Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: best rest ever
best rest ever
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the Crux.
Working the Crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pangea (5.11d) in El Potrero Chico in Mexico. Pang...
Pangea (5.11d) in El Potrero Chico in Mexico. Pang...
Rock Climbing Photo: Check out the back-drop.
Check out the back-drop.
Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie took an obscene fall
Charlie took an obscene fall

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By Robert MacKinnon
May 15, 2008
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Classic route with high quality rock. In my opinion it is one of the best 5.11+ pitches in el Potrero. Look for the no-hands rest!
By Colonel Mustard
Jan 14, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

The bear hug hold on Pangea is probably one of the most loved in all of EPC! There is a great knee bar available here as well. We actually had a crew gravitate around red pointing this route. Caguamas of Carta Blanca, hand rolled cigarettes, and the cheers of the onlookers were all part of the milieu. Mira taking huge whips and Drew simply styling it for the Toprope Magazine photoshoot were the highlights. Finally, I redpointed it as everybody was leaving for the last time, mastering a line I had come to love. For the stronger climbers, this route probably won't be nearly so dramatic, but it is one of my favorites and a great project for those working 11+.

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