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Across the Choss V1 5
Clam Bumper, The V3 6A
Jenna's Jewelry V4- 6B
Northeast Face Center V1 5
Pearl Necklace V6- 7A
Pearl, The V5- 6C
Six pack V0 4
Spreader, The V0 4
Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Cesar Valencia on Jan 20, 2012
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

This is a sit start to the classic problem "The Pearl V4" You start matched on the obvious crimp rail and then make a move left to a 1 or 2 finger pocket depending on the size of your fingers. From here continue up The Pearl. The crux is figuring out how to get the correct feet to make the first move.

Location

Kraft Mountain
The Pearl Boulder

Protection

One crash pad is all you need. The fall is straight down and clean

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From what I saw in the fall of 2016 there's a new foot that has been exposed because of erosion. I think this new foot, along with the new start hold, may have downgraded this sit start to v5. There may no longer be any point in differentiating between "The Pearl" and "Pearl Necklace" Dec 27, 2016
Wow thats crazy. Ive heard of that happening in other spots as well. People are nuts. But thanks for the fun facts and keep climbing strong. Jan 22, 2012
Fun fact: the Pearl is a chipped problem. Multiple times, actually. That left pocket used to have a series of sharp little edges inside, there was still one left when I did my first day at Kraft a few years ago, but it's long gone now. Some tireless public servant apparently decided to help the community out by taking a chisel to the edges, making the hold less positive, but more smooth+comfortable.

The...more...you...know!

BTW I never saw the chiseling happen personally, was told about that by Richard Harrison, he showed me a few other chipped problems as well, apparently Kraft has had as much controversy as the rest of our climbing here. Apparently there were even some guys running around drawing dicks in chalk on a local's newly established problems back when, kind of a Midnight Lightning thing, but different. Funny story anyhow. Jan 21, 2012
Wow thats awesome Killis. Yea The Pearl V4 is a stand start with your LH in the pocket and your RH on the crimp rail. The sit start makes a huge difference for sure. Glad you liked the video. Jan 21, 2012
Cool video, cesar. Funny-that's the way I've always done the Pearl, I always thought it was a 'bag at v4. Never knew I was doing a variation. Jan 21, 2012
Great line! Sit start matched on a small crimp rail and then make the move left to th pocket. Follow the same path as The Pearl from here. Hardest part is making that first move becasue the feet are hard to find. This is a short video of me getting the send

youtube.com/watch?v=1DqzjYB… Jan 21, 2012