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Pod 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Porter Jarrard, 1992
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Submitted By: Eddie Avallone on Apr 1, 2008

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Description 

Crank out a quick boulder problem through a roof and style up slopey jugs to a traverse into the "Pod" feature-- a sort of horizontal hand-sized slot with an embedded piece of petrified wood sticking out of the lower right part. There are a couple ways to do the crux; straight up out of the pod with a horizontal handjam; or a more powerful leftward move to slopy sidepulls. Either way, you've got two more bolts of sustained mid-12 climbing before reaching a salvation ledge.

The final 3-5 height-dependent moves from the ledge to the anchors have been the scene of much heartbreak and anguish. Make sure you get this final sequence and hard clip dialed!

Location 

First route on the right side of the Colosseum proper. Left of the ridiculous looking Still Life boulder.

Protection 

Fixed chains with steel wiregates...plush.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Charlton Jordan at the redpoint crux of Pod
Charlton Jordan at the redpoint crux of Pod

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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
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From: ABQ, NM
Oct 31, 2009
rating: 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c

There are bolts on an extension and a newer right finish, I don't know if either has been red-pointed.

The climbing out of the POD is pretty continuous on flat edges. The upper boulder problem is not that bad, the holds are all pretty big, just longer pulls on a steeper section of rock, also I only did 3 moves to clip the chains, not 5.

Very fun, perfect stone and cool varied movement.

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