Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Pete Delannoy
Page Views: 180 total · 2/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 13, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

Pistol Pete is similar in character to the other routes to the right of Stone Henge, in that it features a brutally hard start (for the grade) to easier pocket hauling above. The crux is getting to the first bolt, so a stick clip is highly recommended. There are a few decptive pockets near the first bolt, but these are not as good as they look from the ground.

Thin slopey pockets with poor, glassy edges for the feet lead up past the first bolt, where some sinker pockets are eventually reached. Relatively trivial pulls lead on to the top.

Location

The first route right of the "Stonehenge" shelter. Also the 4th route left of the bush-filled crack on the right end of the wall.

Protection

Bolts to 2 BA. Stick clip highly recommend for the 1st bolt.

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Anus Herder
Colona, CO
  5.11-
Anus Herder   Colona, CO
  5.11-
Start is pretty bouldery, gets easier up top where you can plug bomber hexes into some pods! Fun one Aug 1, 2016
Derek Neill
Boulder, CO
  5.11b/c
Derek Neill   Boulder, CO
  5.11b/c
A climber in the area indicated that he was under the impression that something had broken on the beginning of this climb, making the start significantly harder. Whatever the case unless what I did was incredibly wrong, there's no way a start like this grants a grade of 10d. That said, on-sighting the route and particularly that sequence was extremely gratifying. Sep 6, 2016
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10b
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10b
Like every route at Five ten wall, this is a bad warm up. Obnoxiously large move to a 5.8 finish. Skip this climb, actually skip the whole crag Aug 23, 2017
Franck Vee
  5.10d
Franck Vee  
  5.10d
Really hard start for the grade. Not a great warmup. Still fun climb though, and perhaps skipping the whole crag is a bit over the top! Jul 17, 2018