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Routes in Big Pine Towers - East Face

Cat in the Hat S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Coronary Bypass S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Honker S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pine In The Ass S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prowess S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Dave DesChamps, Bob Kerry, John Hayes
Page Views: 375 total · 5/month
Shared By: RyanJohnson on May 16, 2012
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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This route starts with a move onto a small shelf cut out, followed by interesting moves up a rounded bulge. Stem the squat tower to the left if you want, it's right there. Or don't if you're a purist. Easy climbing takes you out on to the left arete and is followed by a deceptively difficult short headwall.

The rock quality on the route is exceptionally coarse. Be prepared to go into significant skin debt if you get on this with soft gym fingers.


This is the first bolted route on the left side of the east face of BPT. The climb is on a separate tower left of BPT proper.


Bolts and chain anchors.


1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Coronary Bypass
FA Dave DesChamps, Bob Kerry, John Hayes May 16, 2012
Tucson, Arizona
RyanJohnson   Tucson, Arizona
Thanks Eric, route info has been updated. May 16, 2012
Casa do Cacete
  5.11c PG13
Christian   Casa do Cacete
  5.11c PG13
Thought this might be a good warmup for Honker, but no such luck. Better to save your tips. Dec 7, 2012
Jon Ruland
Tucson, AZ
Jon Ruland   Tucson, AZ
"soft gym fingers" hahaha! Mar 26, 2018

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