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The Pincher 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 26'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: (TR) Rondo Powell, 1994, FL: Chris Miller, July 2000
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Submitted By: Russ Walling on Sep 14, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The Pincher (5.9), Joshua Tree NP

Description 

This route is just right of Ben Dover. It might even share bolts with Ben Dover. Who knows. The entire wall is sort of a confused mess of bolts and squeeze jobs, this one probably being the worst offender. Basically take the easiest way up the wall, using whatever jugs may appear.

Location 

This route is around the corner to the left of Fun Stuff, on the end of the main formation. This route is just to the right of Ben Dover and to the left of Eileen Dover.

These routes have anchors at the top or you can down climb to climbers left.

Protection 

3 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")


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By C Miller
Administrator
Sep 16, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The middle line of 3 bolts (brown hangers) to anchors, which are close in spots to Ben Dover.
By Canon
Mar 1, 2012

Just ok. Bolt placements are confusing.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Feb 2, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

One move wonder, but worth doing once.
By mtnmandan
Jun 19, 2013

This should be listed as sport, not trad.
EDIT: Thanks for fixing it!