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Routes in The Pit

Down in a Hole T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Everclear S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heatseeker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Simple Lesson T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sunkissed S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Pete Paredes, Chris Miller 5/02
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start on the far right side of the Pit. Try to avoid using the walls behind and to the right. Move up past the first two bolts on thin edges and continue up on nice jugs, passing the third and fourth bolts. Some slab climbing is encountered higher up. Finish atop a large ledge; the anchor, used for all three routes, is on the pillar above the ledge. Some may feel this route to be a bit contrived; I understand that the space is tight and the easier climbing really does take one away from the bolts. Rappel to descend.


5 bolts, bolted anchor


Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
I would never think of this start and the sustained moves following it as Holcomb 10a. Grades at Holcomb apparently vary a lot more than I thought! Aug 14, 2017
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Mean, mean start, but the first bolt can be clipped by stemming on the boulder behind. Jul 17, 2017