Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Brooke Sandahl, January 1988
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A popular and well-known route at Smith, Barbecue The Pope is basically an old-style Smith nubbin and crimp climb. The first bolt is a ways up and the second bolt is a little far left for how the route now gets climbed. Both have seen their share of falls. After the second bolt, veer right around the small overhang, then back left and up on endless tricky nubbins and edges. A couple crux sections hit you before you reach the final tricky spot moving past the slot at the top of New Testament crack.


On the right side of Testament Slab, just left of a shallow dihedral(Golgotha) and right of a wide crack(New Testament).


Bolts (7). Bolt Anchors


1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Fun climb with the usual 15 foot run to the first bolt. Jul 28, 2008
Justin D.A.  
Expect technical crimps and nubbins the whole time. Very fun climb. Mar 12, 2012
whole lotta moves in this pitch... Jun 26, 2012
Alex Quitiquit
Salt Lake City
Alex Quitiquit   Salt Lake City
Love the nobbies. Smith bolted Aug 16, 2012
If this is 5.10b, then every other 10b in the park is a 5.9. I've probably climbed this half a dozen times over the last 20 years and it never gets any easier. There are numerous 5.10d's that are easier (e.g. Headless Horseman). I strongly recommend you stick clip the first bolt if you're not solid on 5.10 lead. Mar 20, 2017
  5.10c/d PG13
  5.10c/d PG13
Probably the hardest 10b iv'e ever done in my life, felt very proud of myself for on-siting it even more then some 11s I did that week. Don't think it is that much easier than Moons of Pluto. Overall good climb though
5.10c/d Apr 22, 2018
Max Rausch
Portland, OR
  5.10d PG13
Max Rausch   Portland, OR
  5.10d PG13
Really really good climbing. First bolt without a stick clip isn't all that bad. I found every clip fairly committing with large fall potential. No way in hell this is 10b. Nov 12, 2018