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Pocket Rocket 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: T.Perkins, LJ Davis, K. Davis - 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tom Perkins on Nov 9, 2008
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Pocket Rocket - Day Canyon


The route starts with harder moves through an overhang then easing to very fun 5.9 climbing on super cool pockets.


About 200 yards in the canyon you'll see impressive pockets on the right hand wall.


8 bolts, chain anchor

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drake on the sharp end
drake on the sharp end
Climber we met there.  She is between the 4th and 5th bolt.
Climber we met there. She is between the 4th and ...
Unique huecos on Pocket Rocket.
Unique huecos on Pocket Rocket.
Loads of fun, backs off to 5.9 at the 3rd bolt
Loads of fun, backs off to 5.9 at the 3rd bolt
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By A. Roberts
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 10, 2008

Cool looking route. Are the holds solid? Good job.

By Skyler Penrod
May 31, 2009

The holds are definitely solid. Steep start!! Excellent route.

By Connor.Donahue
From: Portland OR
Jun 8, 2010

This was so sandy, I'd never climb it ever again.

By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Oct 19, 2010

Worth doing once, one star for the climbing and one star for the uniqueness of the route. The 3/8" bolts aren't very inspiring, and the 3rd has been used for target practice, so it now spins and sticks out of the wall some. And yeah, it's a little sandy, but come on, this is hueco choss climbing in the desert, what did you expect?

By Tyjacobo
From: Salt lake city, UT
Dec 8, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b PG13

Fun climb. I would say it is a bit over rated compared to some climbs in the Moab area. It's rated 5.10c, I'd rate it 5.10a/b.
Looks like someone took a ripper on the 3rd bolt. It's sticking out of the wall about 3/4". The rock quality overall is pretty soft, which made me wish it had a 3 bolt anchor like most other climbs in the Moab area, instead of 2.
The crux is at the very beginning. It can be stick clipped. After the 2nd bolt its pretty easy. Sandy and loose though. Helmets are good here.

Pocket Rocket.  Small roof crux a the bottom.
Pocket Rocket. Small roof crux a the bottom.

By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Apr 3, 2013

fun route. easy to get to. pumpie start. five gallon bucket holds. clean; by desert standards. sportie. well worth doing. drake fired it!!!

By tdziedzina
From: Golden
Mar 13, 2014
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Very fun route. The moves to the first two bolts are definitely the crux moves. Lots of sand in the "pockets," but it's a sandstone route so I wasn't really surprised. 3rd bolt seemed sketchy.

2nd outdoor lead on Pocket Rocket 5.10c
2nd outdoor lead on Pocket Rocket 5.10c