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Pow Wow 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Hatchett, Dave Hatchett, and Rick Lovelace, 1990
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Aug 23, 2002
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Clipping the chains on a flash ascent of Pow Wow

Description 

In the middle of the Big Chief-center wall cave there sits a climb that doesn't look quite as daunting as the routes that surround it. It starts atop a large boulder and is adjacent to the largest tree on the downhill side of the base area in the .

Climb up a overhung face using huge jugs up straight up the face using four bolts. The crux is located around the fourth bolt, and is a great move. The first bolt of this route is shared with Peace Pipe (5.11d) which heads from the first bolt out to the right, and meets back up at the top anchors.


Protection 

4 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor.



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Ray hangin' off the finish hold, Cali style!
Ray hangin' off the finish hold, Cali style!
Pow Wow taken from below.  It should be noted that the route starts high up to the left of the cave, and the first bolt isn't quite as high off the ground as the picture makes it seem.
BETA PHOTO: Pow Wow taken from below. It should be noted that...
Sticking the crux move on Pow Wow 5.11a.
Sticking the crux move on Pow Wow 5.11a.
the last throw on pow wow
the last throw on pow wow
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By Hank Sato
Oct 25, 2002

This is a very jugular and enjoyable route. Not so hard for 5.11A, I think.Try to on-sight and go for the last move!

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 29, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

It's 40 feet of sidepulls and undeclings to jugs on steep rock. The route was good, but not a 3-star route, as far as I am concerned. It was in the middle of the 8 routes I did there that day for quality. Even ajusting for the local scale it was at best a 2 star route, but more likely a 1-star. It was harder than the 2 11a's I did just to the left of it, and had a long move up top for short people to have trouble with. My partners that day ranged from 5'1" to 6'4", so I saw a lot of height-differences on a lot of the routes.

By 426
Mar 12, 2007

Last clip is kind of unnecessary, iirc (right next to chains?)...Fun route though.

By W. Spaller
From: Estes Park
Nov 23, 2007

The crux is not hard for the grade but it is commiting...just go for it!

By Colin Brochard
From: San Francisco
Dec 20, 2010

Don't see how you can call this a one star. Steep, jugtastic holds with a tricky powerful crux at the end. Short but sweet.

By 213blc
From: THA WEST COAST
Aug 31, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Use your feet! That way you can be short and the crux is no problemo :)