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The Pearl
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The Pearl 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

   
Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V4-5 Font: 6B+ [details]
FA: Randall Grandstaff?
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Submitted By: Chris treggE on Nov 5, 2007

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The one-and-a-half-move wonder, the semi-classic, ...

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Description 

The Pearl is a classic line on The Pearl boulder. The face is slightly overhanging, and the start holds barely there. The regular start is standing up. It's really only a move or two depending on how you do it until you are home free. Descent is on the opposite side of the boulder.

Location 

See photo to check out the line, and the boulder description for directions.

Protection 

Pads and a spotter are nice, but the crux move(s) are low.


Photos of The Pearl Slideshow Add Photo
About to fall off the starting move... again.
About to fall off the starting move... again.
The Pearl
The Pearl
The Pearl
The Pearl
The Pearl is the center line of chalked up holds o...
The Pearl is the center line of chalked up holds o...
The Pearl V4
The Pearl V4
Kyle on the pearl
Kyle on the pearl
View from the side of the Pearl.
View from the side of the Pearl.
This is what happens when people climb in Red Rock...
BETA PHOTO: This is what happens when people climb in Red Rock...

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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Nov 6, 2007

By Caleb Phillips
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 15, 2010

Hard for V4 IMHO. Not going to up-grade it though until I can climb it ;).
By Peter Franzen
Administrator
From: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 22, 2011
rating: V4 6B

V4, and probably the least-classic classic problem around.

Still fun though. :)
By Andy Liu
From: Eastern Sierra
Dec 8, 2013

By Cunning Linguist
Dec 9, 2013

^^^^excellent rain day activity. I find the best conditions on this problem are to be had less than 24 hours after a good rain, judging from above, I'm not alone!
By Brant Rogers
From: Lebanon, Oregon
Mar 31, 2014

Nice straight forward sequence, tricky start for someone tall though.
By Danie White
From: SLC, UT
Jan 6, 2015
rating: V5 6C

Sometime during the day on Jan-4-2015 the right hand start jug was broken off this problem, making it a bit harder. The "new" start jug is now 4-6 inches lower.
By BrettAtBond
Jan 26, 2015
rating: V5 6C

Left hand of the stand start is seriously tweaky. Strained my left flexor on it and have since heard several other stories of tendon injuries on that hold.
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