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Pole Position 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Harpole, et al, late 1980s.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 17, 2006

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A fun, bolted face climb, right of "Church Bowl Lieback".
A fall near the second bolt will make one understand the name of this climb.


8 draws.

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By Jordan Ramey
From: Calgary, Alberta
Apr 22, 2008

a couple of small cams (blue, green, yellow alien size) help protect the first couple moves and one middle move. Very doable without them though.
By Ol Toby
From: CA
Feb 13, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Doable, but more committing. Bring the handful of small cams.
By Tommy L-D
Apr 15, 2010

Fine without the cams.

Beware, a 60m doesn't quite reach back to the ledge, but some 4th at the tree and you'll be fine/.
By Tyler Williams
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 27, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

A fall in the wrong place and you'll probably get a dead tree where it doesn't belong.
By Floyd Hayes
Aug 2, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Skip the 1st bolt, which is too far left. A small cam will protect the move to the 2nd bolt (1st directly above the tree) and about half way up there is another small cam placement that protects a tricky move to the next bolt.
By thecornyman
From: Oakland, CA
Aug 8, 2011

Nice crimps all the way through the 10 section. I would bring 3 blue mastercams if I had it over. I stopped at the 6th (I think) bolt and did a almost 90 degree turn to the lie back tree, does this climb have its own anchor up higher?
By mattymck
From: Rocklin, Ca
Jun 19, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I think the moves to the first bolt without some supplimental protection would be pretty spicy with some serious ground fall potential on 9ish moves. My follower and I both found the moves going directly up from the last bolt to the ledges too also be a bit committing about 10' above the bolt. Among the the more enjoyable climbs in the area by my opinion, but I do enjoy crimps and slabs.

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