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

Type:  Trad, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006

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Toproping on Pollux


Pollux is shorter but more sustained than the neighboring crack Castor. One follows the crack system up about 35 feet, to where it splits. Either way is about the same difficulty. After reaching the large ledge traverse right to anchors. A directional for the second right below the ledge might be appreciated.


Pollux is the right crack in the twin crack system.


Handsize and smaller. Anchors at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Having fun on Pollux
Having fun on Pollux
Rock Climbing Photo: A nice May Day for climbing.
A nice May Day for climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux section of Pollux
BETA PHOTO: Crux section of Pollux
Rock Climbing Photo: Pollux from the base
BETA PHOTO: Pollux from the base
Rock Climbing Photo: Castor and Pollux, Pollux on the right Be sure to ...
BETA PHOTO: Castor and Pollux, Pollux on the right Be sure to ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pollux below the crux.
Pollux below the crux.

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By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Mar 1, 2009

Noticable crux midway or so, after that it's hero hands to the top.
By C Runyan
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2009

The crux for me is the move off the flexi flake midway up. If you pull down on it, the top half of the flake bends outward.
By Nate R
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Sweet crack route with some good crimps thrown in for variety
By Jon H
From: MD/DC
Oct 1, 2012

Left a #8 Rock on the route yesterday after my partner took a 15 footer on it and welded it in place. Small wires are super helpful on this route. Lots of fun, just wish it was longer.
By David Raines
Jul 3, 2013

Great route. Protects very well, just wish it was longer.
Small pro to hands the whole way.

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