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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'
Consensus:  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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Working the crux moves of Pick Pocket.

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.


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Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket.&q...
Climbing on the lower slab of "Pick Pocket.&q...
A pair of crows have constructed an elaborate nest...
A pair of crows have constructed an elaborate nest...
A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket.&quo...
A party on the 2nd pitch of "Pick Pocket.&quo...
Nearing the top of "Pick Pocket."
Nearing the top of "Pick Pocket."

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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 Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 15, 2015

Adam T....."Pick Pocket" is listed as trad. because of the bolt spacing. Ten bolts in 140 feet is not your typical sport bolted route. Check out the bolted face routes at Suicide Rock and Joshua Tree, which are "fully" bolted, but posted as trad. routes.
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