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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bryan Gilmore on May 23, 2010
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is one of the only real crack climbs at the Pool Wall. And, it's pretty darn good. Climbs up the great wide crack just right of the Ginsu Arete (Look Sharp & Be Sharp). When you get to the wide bit there is actually a nice finger crack right next to it, so no wide gear is necessary. It ends at chains on the left wall.

Location

This is just right of Look Sharp & Be Sharp, at the right side of the Bay of Pigs.

Protection

An assortment of finger- and hands-sized gear.

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Andrew Krueger
Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5.9+
Andrew Krueger   Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5.9+
Good route - just did this yesterday. I believe it was my first route in Colorado, actually. I concur that no wide gear is needed. In fact, the route can be positively sewn up with nothing more than a set of nuts and the equivalent of doubles in BD #0.3 - 0.5 Camalots. Possibly a 3rd 0.5 if you really, really want to sew it up.

I knew it was a good route, because I noticed blood coming out my right ankle as I lowered. Nov 10, 2013
chosspector
San Juans, CO
 
chosspector   San Juans, CO
 
This can be done with a single rack from #0.3 to #3 Camalot. Two yellow Alien-size pieces are nice down low, and an extra 0.75 is nice, since you use one in the first crack right off the belay. Oct 17, 2012
Bradley Potter
Durango, Colorado
Bradley Potter   Durango, Colorado
This pitch was great! This is not a hands/ fist route more like offwidth and fingers. I would suggest either bringing a couple of #4 Camalots for the offwith section or couple of 0.5 and 0.75 Camalots for the finger section. Jun 4, 2012