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The Pocket Problem 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Oct 15, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Start at the arrow for the Rightside Face 5.10d.


Climb just left of the warmup jug and hueco route, and about 5 feet to the right of the huge crack.

Climb up over the bulge using all the finger pockets, crimps and jugs to easier climbing on the less than vertical top section.

Watch your feet on the bottom of the route unless you like doing pullups.


Set up a top rope using a long sling (20') on the large pole set into the top of the rock.

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Rock Climbing Photo: near the top of Right side face.
near the top of Right side face.

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By brown145
Sep 14, 2015

I prefer the name "The Pocket Problem" as it describes the low crux and is distinct from the other routes on this face. For example Bay Area Rock lists a 5.11a just a bit to the left of this.

Edit: it has been renamed; yay!

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