Type: Trad, Aid, 250 ft (76 m), 3 pitches
FA: Patrick Munn and Dominic Eisinger, summer '94
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Dec 14, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer, Morgan Patterson

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Access Issue: Peregrine closures and approach trail issues Details

Description

As of the printing of the Don Mellor guidebook, this route has yet to see a first free ascent. That was in 2001. Considering all of the activity on Poke-O since then, it is hard to believe this route remains constant with one point of aid.

Then again, it is Poke-O.

Psalm 32--the song of forgiveness--is the tremendous, plumb line right of Southern Hospitality (5.11+) that snakes its' way up the cliff using incipient cracks, thin faces and corners.

Pitch 1:
Follow the crack in the vertical dike up to a series of bolts and a balancy crux sequence. Belay at bolts out right on a ledge under an ominous roof. 5.11+ / 60 feet

Pitch 2:
Crank up past the roof on the left and follow a tight line of bolts up a technically baffling face to another bolted belay on a small ledge. 5.12a/b / 90 feet

Pitch 3:
Follow the obvious right-facing corner to a point where the holds and free climbing runs out. Use bolts and aid technique to reach the anchor. (Note: There is a section of about 15 feet of aid to reach the anchor.) 5.12+, A0 / 100 feet

Location

About 80 feet to the right of Gamesmanship. on a low wall. Psalm 32 is the furthest crack line to the right.

Protection

10 quickdraws, and small rack of stoppers/RPs plus camming units up to a gold Camalot size.

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