|Big Pine Wall
Very nice, and sustained route, with bolts in all the wrong places. After getting though the first bolt, either reach high from a jug way below the bolt or climb to a jug above the bolt and clip at your waist (ground fall potential). Sequency and sustained portion of moves through the third and fourth bolt and the crux is getting past the lip onto easier terrain above.
In the center of the wall, just between two large boulders.
Six bolts to chain anchors.
|Comments on Pocket Rocket
|By Dave Wachter|
May 16, 2006
Yeah, the clip just past the first crux moves was a bitch. I couldn't get it from below, so did the waist-level method from the mid-climb jug. You're looking at a pretty big whipper from there, but not a ground fall. A great route on a great wall, excellent rock, excellent moves.
|By George Perkins|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 31, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
I thought the bolt placement and spacing was fine, despite comments I'd heard from a few people about it being strange or scary (and also the above comments). I'd certainly climb it again, it's maybe the best 12- that isn't on the Rad Wall, although the Beer Block shorties are cool too.