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Pirates on Horseback 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tim Standing, 2007
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 958
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Oct 29, 2007

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"Pirates on Horseback".
Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

A steep start past three tightly-spaced bolts leads to easier climbing up the arete.

Expect lots of loose rock and marginal holds--this route might be quite hard when it cleans up.


Location 

Directly opposite the famous 5.7 arete.


Protection 

7 bolts to 2-bolt anchor with Mussy Hooks.



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"Pirates on Horseback". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Pirates on Horseback".
Photo by Blitzo.
Amy Jo Ness on "Pirates on Horseback". <br />Photo by Blitzo
Amy Jo Ness on "Pirates on Horseback".
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Route topo for the South Arete of the Shark's Fin
BETA PHOTO: Route topo for the South Arete of the Shark's Fin
"Pirates on Horseback". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Pirates on Horseback".
Photo by Blitzo.
Michael on Pirates on Horseback  @ Shark's Fin.  <br />Alabama Hills - Lone Pine, Ca
Michael on Pirates on Horseback @ Shark's Fin.
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By Bruce Bindner
Oct 31, 2008

This route is called Pirates on Horseback, rated 5.10b. FA Tim Standing, 2007.

By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
May 4, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Pretty good climbing on fair to poor rock. Curious placements on the first few bolts. Easier to just skip the first one rather than trying to clip it. Watch out when you lower off the top. The anchors are such that you will whip around the corner to the steep side of the Fin and abrade your rope pretty good.

By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Dec 18, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

definitely not 10+, fun, decent holds, tightly bolted on the bottom

By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Jan 26, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

2nd bolt can be skipped, epic views.