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Starting the 4th pitch of Pentapitch.
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Peter Gram
Jun 28, 2004
Starting the 4th pitch of Pentapitch.  
Boissal .
Small Lake, UT
Boissal .   Small Lake, UT
Ever wondered where the name penta-pitch came from with that route only being 4 pitches?
Dude is on P4, end of story. Why you'd do this route in more than 3 pitches is a different question which should be addressed immediately in a thread. Along with a heated argument about the 5.6/5.8 rating (I disagree with rth on that) Oct 4, 2010
Josh Triplett
Bountiful, UT
Josh Triplett   Bountiful, UT
I agree that this is definitely the 4th pitch. However, like Boissal said it is kind of confusing why you would make this climb in more than 3 pitches anyway. I just climbed it last weekend. When my partner and I got to the top we didn't even realize it was the top. We were looking for the last two pitches. The first pitch is easy to identify, but the second and third run together. It is also very easy to link pitches 4 and 5. The quality 5.8 maybe even 5.9- face climbing is in the 5th pitch past the 3 chain anchor. Jun 18, 2012
Way back when many of these old routes were done, ropes were only 150', hence some old routes kept their tradition of shorter pitches. Jun 19, 2012

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