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Pockets of Resistance 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: furrymurry on Sep 3, 2007

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Andrew Nelson sending Pockets 12a
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Description 

Thin, technical climbing that will keep you thinking. Plenty of ways to move through it, trick is finding the simplest. Save some gas and stretch for the last move.


Location 

On the face to the right around the corner from Rico Suave. Starts on or just below the five foot high ledge. Largest/most identifiable hold is the large, sloping sidepull just below the second bolt.


Protection 

4 bolts + anchors.



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Lindsay powers through the Pockets of Resistance (5.12a) at Kaymoor in the New River Gorge, Fayetteville, WV. April 2011. <a href='http://danallardphoto.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >danallardphoto.com</a>
Lindsay powers through the Pockets of Resistance (...
Jeremy Steck, heading into the crux on Pockets of Resistance.
Jeremy Steck, heading into the crux on Pockets of ...
Climbing Up Pockets of Resistance.
Climbing Up Pockets of Resistance.
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Andrew Nelson on Pockets of Resistance 12a
Andrew Nelson on Pockets of Resistance 12a
Matt on Pockets of Resistance (5.12) in Kaymoor area of the New River Gorge, WV. August 2007. <a href='http://danallardphoto.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >danallardphoto.com</a>
Matt on Pockets of Resistance (5.12) in Kaymoor ar...
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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Oct 25, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Short and powerful. Some nice pockets. Seemed like it might be a nice first 5.12, if you like bouldery routes.

By TravisMelin
From: Roanoke, VA La Crosse, WI
Sep 5, 2010

In my mind the arete just left of this route (preparation H 5.12a) is far more classic. Why does P.o.R. get so much more press?

By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Oct 17, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route is over hyped and soft, I knew it when I did it it was just my style. In my guidebook, Preparation H was listed at 11d at the time. If it had the 5.12 grade I would have been more keen to get on it as it looks much better than POR.

By 5.samadhi
Oct 13, 2013

it gets so much hype because it should be an 11a but instead somebody decided to rate it 12a and everybody else jumped on the feel good train :)

I onsighted this route before I redpointed any 12a hehehehe