Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Polly Hall
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Aug 9, 2002
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Despite being the easiest-rated climb in the Arsenal, the Pollinator is a short, rude slap in the face if you're not in bouldering mode. Fairly popular, this route often has draws on it, and is about 60 yards right of the cave proper. It can be recognized by the strange tree near the wall and a huge (3-4 foot diameter) "resting" hole at mid-height, just under the cruxy roof/bulge section.

A low bolt gets you off the deck. Make fun moves on good pockets and slots to gain the hole. Slippery, greasy, weird, tenuous climbing takes you out to the lip of the roof, where a strange, greasy, funky, powerful pull gets you up to sharper rock and better holds. Amble up 5.6 rock to finish.

You wouldn't know it from the route's 12a rating, but it actually has a V15 crux!

Protection

8 draws.

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