REI Community
Rattlesnake Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Climbing Bind T,TR 
Coil Spring T,TR 
Darkness at Noon TR 
Diamondback TR 
Down-to-Earth T 
Duck-Over T,S 
Flying Raccoon T 
Franny and Zoey T 
Hard Nut to Crack T,TR 
Ivy League TR 
Log Jam T 
Moondog Delight T 
Mother Russia T,TR 
Near Miss T,TR 
Night shift T 
Pieces of Eight T 
Pit Viper T,TR 
Rattler TR 
Roller Coaster T,TR 
Shorthanded T,TR 
Slip Knot T 
Snakebite T,TR 
Solidarity T,TR 
Squeezed Out T,TR 
Three Stooges T,TR 
Tight Feeling T,TR 
Twister T,TR 
Verdant T,TR 

Pieces of Eight 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: 
Page Views: 165
Submitted By: percious on Mar 2, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (6)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Pieces of Eight

Description 

Crack to the right of the Boulder cave. Start up the detached block to the overhanging crack. Continue up healthy hand jams to an easily layback. Climb the middle of the upper face with small protection and top out.

Protection 

Standard trad rack'll do.


Comments on Pieces of Eight Add Comment
Show which comments
By CTdave
From: Victor, Id.
Aug 18, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought this was a 5.9 route. The slight overhanging crack through the beginning is pumpy! And the crimps and slopers up top need some thought also especially since that face is hard to protect.
By Greg Ozuse
From: Bristol, CT
Jul 31, 2017

This is a fun route that has particularly challenging sections at the start and finish with a few good spots to rest along the way that probably bring down the difficulty rating. You've really got to find the right holds in the challenging sections or you can burn yourself out. For our anchors we chose two trees about 15-20 ft back from the cliff edge. One looked like it had been cut down before but the tree kept growing. For it's thick stump and plenty of half-dollar-thick branches arraying out of it we chose that for our backup and a fairly sturdy tree to the left of it (if facing the ciff) for our primary anchor.

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