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The Pearl 

Hueco: V4 Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  Hueco: V5- Font: 6C [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, ...


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.


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


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

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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 on a slightly overhanging face. The Clam Bumper (supposedly also V4 but nowhere near as cruxy as The Pearl) is another route just to the right that starts on the ramp and moves up through the other chalked holds on the right side of this photo.
The Pearl is the center line of chalked up holds o...
View from the side of the Pearl.
View from the side of the Pearl.
Kyle on the pearl
Kyle on the pearl
The Pearl V4
The Pearl V4

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By Chris treggE
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
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: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Dec 8, 2013

By Cultivating Mass
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.