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Routes in Pirate's Wall

Blackbeard S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Booty (aka Long John) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Clast Away S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cobbles and Crossbones S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Oxymorons S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pirated S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pirates of the Carabiner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scurvy Dog S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shiver Me Cobbles S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Terror on the High [Eleven] Sea S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Trick or Treat? S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Walking the Plank (aka The Buzz) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Gary Clark, Lynn Clark, ~2001
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Probably one of the better 5.9s at El Rito. The route starts on the the north end of the Pirate's Wall. After the mildly tricky start, continue up the arete, clipping bolts as you go. At top is an overhang, which appears trickier than it actually is, then the anchors above that.


The far left (north) end of Pirate's wall, heading up the arete.


7 bolts to anchors.


Great climb! One of my favorite routes. Sep 17, 2010
Denver, CO
ZachS00   Denver, CO
I put a new biner at the top of this one on 5/21/11. One of the fixed biners up there wouldn't open wide enough to allow a rope through, so I just left a new one up there. May 23, 2011
Dave Wachter  
Fun climbing but chossy. Footholds near the bottom are crumbling and big chunks of the route higher up look ready to fall off. Jun 19, 2012
Tertia Davis
Tertia Davis  
Fun sport climb with great bolt placement. The left bolt on the anchor was loose, finger tightened it the best we could but hopefully someone can come torque it down. Also, the carabiners on the chains were dangerously worn, please belay through your own equipment (it is good etiquette and for safety reasons). Jul 30, 2017
Michael Parker
Tulsa, OK
Michael Parker   Tulsa, OK
Good climb but a little hard to find the good holds as you move up. As my first climb in the area and on this type of rock, I had a hard time figuring out which holds to use. This is a pretty good introduction to the climbing in this area. Nov 28, 2017

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