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Pick Pocket  

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Aug 20, 2012

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Description 

"Pick Pocket" follows a left leaning line of bolts up a featured slab and pockets to a bulge. Four bolts protect the initial slab and bulge. Aim for a large polished grey cobble just above the bulge. Continue up left past three large inclusions and pockets which facilitate pulling through a series of three bulges with large featured inclusions and pockets. Six more bolts lead to runout, but easy face climbing to the anchor. Shares an anchor with "Tethys" & "Middle Earth," on the northwest shoulder of the Elephant's Head.

Location 

Located left of "Aqua Negro" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the east wall of The Canyon. Begin 6 ft. left of "Aqua Negro, " right where the base of the canyon slopes downhill.

Protection 

10 bolts & 3 bolt anchor with chains. Shares a 1st bolt with "Itsy Bitsy Spider." There is a direct start up the initial slab which features 3 bolts. Two rappels down "Middle Earth" with a 60 meter rope.


Photos of Pick Pocket Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket.&q...
Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket.&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the movement on Pick Pocket.
Enjoying the movement on Pick Pocket.
Rock Climbing Photo: A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket.&quo...
A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket.&quo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of "Pick Pocket."
Nearing the top of "Pick Pocket."
Rock Climbing Photo: Working the crux moves of Pick Pocket.
Working the crux moves of Pick Pocket.
Rock Climbing Photo: I hope this photo is in the right place. Nicole fo...
I hope this photo is in the right place. Nicole fo...

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By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 31, 2014

Why is this listed as 'Trad?' Sounds like it is fully bolted.
By Erik Dell
5 days ago

Has the bolting on this route changed? It's listed as sport now?
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
3 days ago

mountainproject.com/v/bolted-s...
Pick Pocket is bolted and requires nothing but quickdraws for protection.
Nothing has changed regarding the bolting, but the hardware could definitely use an upgrade.

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