|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 800', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Season:||Fall/Winter/Spring (summer sizzler!)|
|Submitted By:||saxfiend on Dec 6, 2006|
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By Brian Adzima
From: San Francisco
Feb 17, 2008
|I think I used a pink or red tricam for the first pitch|
From: Decatur, GA
May 15, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
|Looking back on it, I'd have to say this is my favorite lead to date at Stone Mountain. It's nice and long and the climbing is always interesting. Highly recommended!|
By Crisco Jackass
From: Grand Junction, CO
Apr 3, 2010
|Beautiful route, especially love the Railroad intersection. P2 pin is technically still there, though it's little more than a rusty nail by now, serves as a waypoint if one were truly needed. P3 is a bit spicy when the groove is wet.|
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Oct 20, 2011
Unique climb at Stone, but great line nonetheless. Unlike the surrounding slab lines, Pulpit climbs more like a standard vertical sport route and the amount of bolted protection only reinforces that notion. Well protected all the way up and offers some fantastic sequences! Take a ticket if your climbing here on busy weekend because this is another classic that gets a lot of traffic.
By Scott O
Jan 9, 2012
|Well protected for stone, but you should be solid on easier (5.6ish) terrain, because Pitch 4 starts with a very long runout.|
By Sam Stephens
Dec 29, 2013
|Got off route and went up and right when we should have gone left on the second pitch. Wound up doing the sermon, which was pretty strung out to the Oasis, but really good too.|
By Nate Thompson
From: Columbia, SC
Apr 24, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
1st pitch has excellent pro but some challenging friction moves for the grade. No additional pro was needed.
2nd pitch was certainly heady after the two bolts when making the traverse out left; however, the foot and hand placements get really good and probably lower than the grade at that point. Still the runout on this section is what Stone Mountain is known for.
3rd pitch is again a big runout until you reach the flake to the left of the drain before you can place any pro. Great features up to the pro placements. We threw in a couple pieces into the flake just for the added protection from the big runout at the beginning. Once you've got some pro in traversing the drain can be challenging as well. Probably a 30' runout at the beginning though. You wouldn't deck this high but it would be a pretty rough scraping.
4th pitch was super fun, especially when you hit the grand funk railroad dikes. They are super featured and great to step on and grab as a big pincher or even jug at times.
5th pitch was easy. There's a spot where you can throw in some pro at the very beginning but I chose not to due to the wasps. after the first bulge there is really no need for protection. I threw a quickdraw into the anchors and kept going and built an anchor on the tree island. We were using a 70m rope and still had a few feet to spare even beyond the anchors.