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Pick Pocket  

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Aug 20, 2012

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"Pick Pocket" follows a left leaning line of bolts up a featured slab and pockets to a bulge. Four bolts protect the initial slab and bulge. Aim for a large polished grey cobble just above the bulge and three bolts that provide a TR anchor for the slab below. Continue up left of the anchor past large inclusions and pockets which facilitate pulling through a series of three bulges with large featured inclusions and pockets. Six more bolts lead to runout, but easy face climbing to the anchor. Shares an anchor with "Tethys" & "Middle Earth," on the northwest shoulder of the Elephant's Head.


Located left of "Aqua Negro" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the east wall of The Canyon. Begin 6 ft. left of "Aqua Negro, " right where the base of the canyon slopes downhill.


10 bolts & 3 bolt anchor with a mass of chains. Shares a 1st bolt with "Itsy Bitsy Spider." There is a direct start up the initial slab which features 3 bolts.

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Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket."
Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket."
A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket." The climber in the white, in the background, is on "Middle Earth," while the uppermost climber is at the P1 anchor of "Cascada" (aka Aqua Negro).
A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket." The cli...

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By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 31, 2014

Why is this listed as 'Trad?' Sounds like it is fully bolted.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 31, 2014

The route is not bolted like a typical sport route. There is wide spacing between some bolts. If you check many of the face climbs at Suicide Rock or Joshua Tree they are listed as trad routes, due to bolt spacing. No gear other than quickdraws is necessary.
Twelve bolts in 160 feet, you do the math.