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Pony Up 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Fall 1997.
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

This route has a couple of sticky moves off the floor and a little crumbly rock above.

Protection 

7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

Eds. Update 6/16: lead bolts 2-7 and the two anchor bolts were replaced using 1/2 inch 5-piece stainless bolts with ClimbTech hangers. Thanks, Lisa.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Although I was pumped from the sloppers I was read...
Although I was pumped from the sloppers I was read...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pony Up on the left and Poker Face on the right.
BETA PHOTO: Pony Up on the left and Poker Face on the right.
Rock Climbing Photo: Gracie gliding up with ease.
Gracie gliding up with ease.
Rock Climbing Photo: Margherita climbing Pony Up.
Margherita climbing Pony Up.
Rock Climbing Photo: 1st climb outdoors - age 10.
1st climb outdoors - age 10.
Rock Climbing Photo: Notice the TR. This is what happens when your budd...
Notice the TR. This is what happens when your budd...
Rock Climbing Photo: JK leading Pony Up,  nice relaxing afternoon.
JK leading Pony Up, nice relaxing afternoon.

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By Rob Mullen
Sep 13, 2001

Watch out for the bees!!! If it weren't for getting stung about 5 times after stinking my hand in a bee's nest on the way down, I would have loved this climb. Harder than it looks from the bottom, what you think are juggas turn out to be slopas.
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 20, 2004

There are new anchors for this route as of 6-20-04. Two 1/2 inch powers expansion bolts with Metolius hangers and chains. One need not share the anchors with Poker Face any longer and both routes can be set up for toproping simultaneously.
By Nate Oakes
May 15, 2006

Thanks to whoever put up those chains....
By Adam Plate
Jul 7, 2009

Also watch out for snakes - if my friend hadn't been climbing the adjacent route and forewarned me, I would have grabbed a snake that was chilling on one of my handholds.
By Robbie Flick
From: Denver, CO
May 23, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Surprisingly high quality route. Moves off the deck were a little stiff, after that is much easier but still lots of fun.
By Brandon Ware
From: Littleton, CO
Jun 2, 2011

I climbed this route today, nice warmup. In the large pocket directly to the right of the 4th bolt, there is a bee nest forming. Heads up!
By Ben Lesavoy
Nov 3, 2012

Climbed this route about 2 weeks ago, and half of the bolts were loose including the anchor bolts. There are loose bolts on Poker Face also. Just a heads up....
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Dec 10, 2013

In October, Dale Haas and I added quicklinks and rappel rings to the anchor. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association - ASCA (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.
By She's Such a B
From: Lakewood, CO
May 5, 2014

The crux (for me) is just getting on and up past the first bolt.
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Oct 6, 2014

The first two hangers on this route were cold shuts. Dale Haas and I replaced the hanger on the second bolt with a Fixe hanger. I snapped off the head of the first bolt while trying to unscrew it, so we replaced it with a SS Powers five-piece and a Fixe hanger. The hardware for this work was provided by the ASCA(www.safeclimbing.com). They appreciate your support.
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Oct 16, 2015

In June 2015, Dale Haas and I upgraded the anchor hardware with SS quicklinks and SS rap rings. The American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA - www.safeclimbing.org) provided the hardware. They appreciate your support.
By Lisa Montgomery
From: Golden, CO
Jun 15, 2016

Lead bolts 2-7 and the two anchor bolts were replaced using 1/2 inch 5-piece stainless bolts with ClimbTech hangers. All holes were reused. Thanks BCC for supplying the hardware. Consider donating: BCC link

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