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HighTide Pocket V1-2 5
Type: Boulder, 8 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 274 total, 8/month
Shared By: George Cummins on Mar 8, 2015
Admins: 20 kN

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Description

The problem starts from a long thin ledge overhanging the water on the right side of the cave, and finishes in a pocket in the cliff face large enough to sit or stand in. From the left side of the thin ledge, climb up along the arete of the formation to the pocket right above (V2). Alternately, from the right side of the ledge, climb straight up to the large pocket holds and then traverse left and up to the top (V1). The crux is the first move or two getting above the ledge from hanging in the water. Watch for sharp and/or slightly loose rocks near the top.

Location

The problem starts on the right side of the cave as you are facing it from the water. There is an obvious, thin ledge at the bottom of a piece of the cliff wall that completely overhangs the water. This lip can be inaccessible if the tide is too low. Jump down or use the rope swing that is anchored on the cliff above this route.

Protection

The ocean is deep and there are no rocks below this climb.

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samwagner
Golden, CO
samwagner   Golden, CO
Does this climb go through the hueco hole? It's directly right of the ladder behind the rope. We (South Point Slam) climbed this route I believe with the intention of going out of that hueco cave pocket and finishing the upper face to top out the cliff. We climbed the v2 variation several years back and never figured out the pull over the roof due not being able to quite see the best place to go for it. My buddy hit the hold once; it is possible, and I am sure could be topped out. We were gonna call it South Point Slam, which is a fake coconut ball (also a fake sport) team that we made up. I lived on the island for a while and still dream of coming back and doing more lines at South Point. Let me know if you ever top that line out. There was also a good line right on the arĂȘte before you turned the corner swimming east. May 24, 2016