Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Chris Bastek & Eric Agaciewski (March, 2004)
Page Views: 3,125 total · 26/month
Shared By: Hendrixson on Apr 11, 2009
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details


A great climb; similar to Pocket Puzzle and Pocket Party in style. Getting off the deck (first 2 bolts) is the crux. I stayed left at the beginning, which is easier, but may not have been in the spirit of the climb.


Immediately to the right of Pocket Puzzle. #37 on Marty Karabin's "Road Area" (9/2008) pocket guide. Look for the orange bolts.


9 bolts. Anchors.


West Saint Paul, MN
Sonnabend   West Saint Paul, MN
This route is better than Pocket Puzzle. Thanks to Chris Bastek for giving me a guided tour of the ponds and putting me on this route. I did this one about 20 minutes after Pocket Puzzle both are great. Sep 28, 2009
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Yes, this is indeed better than Pocket Puzzle! Way more fun and actually thoughtful -- not that PP isn't that, it's just that this one is more than just a great workout. Mar 11, 2010
jeffrey c gibson
pheonix az
jeffrey c gibson   pheonix az
Agreed much better then pocket puzzle,with a little more exposure. Nov 8, 2010
Micah Kurtz
Denver, Co
Micah Kurtz   Denver, Co
This route is so fun! The crux I think it getting to the second bolt. The overhung part after the huge ledge is cruxy also but you have a great rest before it. Nov 3, 2012
Fun route. Here's some gopro action.

youtube.com/watch?v=BT9fP-a… Dec 3, 2012
Daniel Slosky
Daniel Slosky  
The route above the second bolt is 5.9 and fun with a couple good rests. The climbing up to the second bolt felt more like a V1 boulder problem (5.10+) and was really tough for the 5.10 followers in my group. Dec 29, 2015
Joshua Munoz
Honolulu, HI
Joshua Munoz   Honolulu, HI
The crux is for sure at the start. After that it turns into pocket puzzle 2.0 Apr 9, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
K-Tanz   Phoenix, AZ
Best 5.10 at The Pond. Dec 22, 2017