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Pick Pocket 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Jul 1, 2008

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Great route with good pockets. All over hanging

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Description 

An overhanging pocket route, much like the rest of Malibu. Mostly good pockets with a small crux sequence. The bolts are out left a bit, to keep you from hitting the large boulder below you.

Location 

Straight up the middle of the face.

Protection 

Four bolts. The anchor is two open shuts, but the bolt is sticking out a bit to far to thread one of the shuts.


Photos of Pick Pocket Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to the top.
Almost to the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pick pocket
Pick pocket
Rock Climbing Photo: Pick Pocket runs right up the dark band in the cen...
BETA PHOTO: Pick Pocket runs right up the dark band in the cen...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just over the first bolt.
Just over the first bolt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Great hand jam to the right of anchors. Perfect ho...
BETA PHOTO: Great hand jam to the right of anchors. Perfect ho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Shot of the route standing on top of the rock at t...
BETA PHOTO: Shot of the route standing on top of the rock at t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panorama shot of Lean to Boulder
Panorama shot of Lean to Boulder

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By edehaven
Apr 2, 2012


Dont watch if you dont want beta!
Fun enjoyable route in a great setting
By edehaven
Jul 28, 2012

Was out there today and both top anchors are pulling out.
I would be very aware of this before climbing again.

If anyone knows who the FA is I would be happy to rebolt this if you have contact info? (was it Oliphant?)
By edehaven
Sep 4, 2013

Well looks like some "nice" person has chipped/enlarged two of the holds in the crux section to make it easier. Can't believe anyone would do this on a climb at this level. Probably 10c now if that.
By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Feb 11, 2014

I haven't climbed the route for a long time and I took a spin this past weekend, it felt a bit easier, and it would be a bummer if someone chipped a hold. I didn't notice....
By Disaster Franklin
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 10, 2015

Finally managed to make it back out there today with my yosemite crowbar. Got permission from on high to bend open the left shut wide enough to throw the rope over it. Loose, spinning hangers and shuts are safe, dum dum. I think you are thinking of spinning BOLTS or NUTS, which are not safe.

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A malibu creek 11a/b I guess?
By Christian Boewe
From: West Hills, California
Nov 3, 2015
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Did it today, super sweet climb. Falls are all very clean but, as the others said far left reaches for the quick draws and then clipping in. Also i didn't notice any chipping i felt like the crux was still, CRUXY lol. For sure do this climb!

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