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Black Pearl 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett and Dave Bengston, 1990
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Submitted By: Murf on Mar 29, 2010

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A variation of Pearl Drops, Black Pearl starts atop boulders on the right side. It climbs off the boulders to join Pearl Drops at its third bolt.


3 bolts to a two bolt anchor with slings/fixes biners shared with Pearl Necklace.

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By Richard Shore
Dec 15, 2014

While the climbing quality is good, I give this a bomb because it should not even exist as an independent line. It bypasses the first 30' of pearl drops and climbs NO different terrain, starting at its 3rd bolt - weak sauce. **** in the Vogel guide, wtf?! Don't short-change yourself, start from the bottom on PD
Sep 9, 2016

FA was Alan Bartlett and Dave Bengston, ca. 1990