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...
|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.