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Pistol Pete 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Pete Delannoy
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 13, 2009

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Description 

Pistol Pete is similar in character to the other routes to the right of Stone Henge, in that it features a brutally hard start (for the grade) to easier pocket hauling above. The crux is getting to the first bolt, so a stick clip is highly recommended. There are a few decptive pockets near the first bolt, but these are not as good as they look from the ground.

Thin slopey pockets with poor, glassy edges for the feet lead up past the first bolt, where some sinker pockets are eventually reached. Relatively trivial pulls lead on to the top.

Location 

The first route right of the "Stonehenge" shelter. Also the 4th route left of the bush-filled crack on the right end of the wall.

Protection 

Bolts to 2 BA. Stick clip highly recommend for the 1st bolt.


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By Anus Herder
From: Montrose, CO
Aug 1, 2016
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Start is pretty bouldery, gets easier up top where you can plug bomber hexes into some pods! Fun one
By dbndzb
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

A climber in the area indicated that he was under the impression that something had broken on the beginning of this climb, making the start significantly harder. Whatever the case unless what I did was incredibly wrong, there's no way a start like this grants a grade of 10d. That said, on-sighting the route and particularly that sequence was extremely gratifying.
By Adam Block
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 23, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Like every route at Five ten wall, this is a bad warm up. Obnoxiously large move to a 5.8 finish. Skip this climb, actually skip the whole crag

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