Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Routes in The First Corridor

... S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Acme Top Rope Wall S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Before The Storm T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Betty Does Brownsville S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bilbo Surfs Galveston S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Booty Route, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brand X Top Rope Wall TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cascadia S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hook 'em Horns S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leather & Lace S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Middle Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pain at the Pump S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pick A Pocket T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pocket Change S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rise and Shine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sophie's Choice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider's Line S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,136 total · 29/month
Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Aug 20, 2012 with updates from davidhousky
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route


16 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

"Pick A Pocket" follows a left leaning line of bolts up a featured slab and pockets to a bulge. Four bolts protect the initial slab and bulge. Aim for a large polished grey cobble just above the bulge. Continue up left past three large inclusions and pockets which facilitate pulling through a series of three bulges with large, featured, inclusions and pockets. Six more bolts lead to an obvious crux, then a runout, but easy face to the anchor. Shares an anchor with "Tethys" & "Middle Earth," on the northwest shoulder of the Elephant's Head.

Location

Located left of "Cascada" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the east wall of the First Corridor. Begin down the slope 25 ft. left of "Cascada." If you go downslope to the tree/bush you've gone ten feet too far.

Protection

12 bolts & an anchor with chains. A 60 meter JUST reaches the deck.
Above the chains another bolt leads to a chain anchor shared with "Tethys."
Two rappels are needed to get down from the summit.
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
Why is this listed as 'Trad?' Sounds like it is fully bolted. Mar 31, 2014
Erik Dell
Los Angeles, CA
Erik Dell   Los Angeles, CA
Has the bolting on this route changed? It's listed as sport now? Jul 18, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
JUST BECAUSE ITS BOLTED DOESN'T MAKE IT A SPORT ROUTE. Erik the bolting hasn't changed. Adam T. got an administrator to change the description to a sport route, because it's bolted. mountainproject.com/v/bolte… "Pick A Pocket" is bolted TRADITIONAL style and requires nothing but quickdraws for protection. Should one of those large cobbles snap off while you're between bolts, you're going for a long ride! The hardware was upgraded September 15, 2017. Jul 20, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
A chain anchor was recently added above the crux to create a single pitch route and facilitate a descent. A 60 meter rope JUST reaches the deck. Continuing up the route past the chain anchor passes one bolt to a chain anchor shared with "Tethys" and necessitates two rappels via the "Middle Earth" P1 anchor. Dec 24, 2017

More About Pick A Pocket

Printer-Friendly