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Peon U 

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

Type:  Sport, TR, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Todd Swain (rope solo)
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Submitted By: Muscrat on Jun 4, 2015

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Rope solo by Todd Swain in 1988 (!) this is a wonderful, pumpy, heady line. First bolt is 20' off the deck, very stiff getting to it. The bolts are old and rusty. Chain anchor is easily toproped. Starting in the crack to the right (Peapod) makes the line a little easier and the first bolt a lot closer.


The vertical wall between Peapod and Peabody. Starting in the center adds some difficulty.


5 (rusty) bolts

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By Muscrat
Jun 4, 2015

As with most of the bolted lines at the rockband, i would not want to fall on these. Hangers look homemade, the bolts are rusty and old and who knows how deep? Great line though, really fun warm up for some of the harder things here. Can really bake in the summer, even at the altitude!
By Daniel Siegel
From: Portola, CA
Aug 19, 2016

TRed this after leading Peapod. A great climb that is "in your face" almost the whole way. I can confirm the above information regarding the bolts. I would not trust these to hold a fall. I believe they are 1/4" bolts. Yikes!
If the bolts are replaced, it would be a fun and somewhat committing lead.

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