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Pine Box 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: First Lead: Pete Cleveland
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Mar 23, 2003
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Laurel near the start of Berkeley.


Nice thin corner to the left of Congrats, somthin to lead when all of the bumblies have the other routes plugged with weenie (i.e. top) ropes...


Small wires.

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By Jay Knower
From: Plymouth, NH
Dec 4, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I consider Pine Box to be harder than Congrats, especially on lead. I also consider the "5.9+" rating to be a deliberate sandbag. I say 5.10b.

By Doug Hemken
Sep 29, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Solid "Lake 10." Jay's comparison to "Congratulations" is apt: the holds are thinner and the moves to piece them together require more precision than "Congrats," but the hard part is also shorter.

Pro: Medium nuts and small cams, except at the crux where a very thin wire or a #2 Ball-Nutz keeps you from looking at an ankle breaker.