REI Community
The Northeastern Crags
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beanstalk Crack, The T 
Big Red Shoes T 
Bigfoot was Here T 
Br'er Rabbit T 
Chess With Justin T 
Encour du Bottom feeder T 
Farewell Ronald McDonald T 
Happy Camper T 
Jolly Green Giant, The T 
Mountain Minor T 
Pick a Card T 
Shapeshifter T 
Sojourn of Arjuna T 
Squeeze Box T 
Steady Yeti T 
Thin Slice T 
Wiessner Corner T 
Yeti Beats T 

Pick a Card 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: 10/13/14 Amy Colburn, Mark Sprague
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 416
Submitted By: amy colburn on Oct 16, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
This shows the whole pitch.


Start under the obvious rectangular flake that juts out of the crack system. Step up and grapple with the block, then straight up the cracks above, passing the bulge with great hand jamming onto the upper slab.


Located on the left side of the Beanstalk Wall, on the buttress separated by a wide basalt dike. Just over the rise, about 40 feet left of the Beanstalk Crack.


All trad- takes a variety of trad gear. Offsets are helpful but not mandatory. Two bolt ring anchor at the top.

Photos of Pick a Card Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the climb from the rise just left of th...
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the climb from the rise just left of th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of Pick a Card
BETA PHOTO: The start of Pick a Card

Comments on Pick a Card Add Comment
Show which comments
By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 16, 2014

'Interesting' good route. Currently could use a bit more cleaning, but it is a cool line. Tape will make the hand jams through the upper bulge more friendly.(edit - don't let the bit of grunge at the starting pod turn you off. It climbs fine and as soon as you reach the fin you are quickly out of it.)
By slacker Barker
From: North Conway NH
Oct 22, 2014

Thanks for cleaning this up Amy! I tried this a few weeks back and right after the crux bulge nothing but grass in the cracks. Can't wait to get back on it now.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About