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Klink T 
Labyrinth T 
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Pooh Corner T 
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Pooh Corner 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: P1 - Jeb Schenck & Kurt?, 1970/71 (approximately), P2 - Gary Issacs, mid 1970s
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Submitted By: M. Morley on Apr 13, 2002

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Gearing up for P2.

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Climb the excellent, short but sustained 5.9 hand crack to 2-bolt anchor. Either rap (~60') or continue up off-width slot (5.10b).


The trail up to Reynolds Hill will put you pretty much directly under the Climb and Punishment alcove. Go left, hopping and ducking around boulders, moving pretty much uphill. Keep hiking until you see an obvious clean right-facing dihedral with a hand crack, a bolted anchor, and a flaring OW above the anchor. This is your climb. Have fun.


Hand-size cams plus larger gear if you opt to not bail out at the anchors.

Photos of Pooh Corner Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Lisa cruxing out on the first pitch of Pooh Corner...
Lisa cruxing out on the first pitch of Pooh Corner...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the top of pitch 1.
Nearing the top of pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chad working his way to the top section of Pooh Co...
Chad working his way to the top section of Pooh Co...
Rock Climbing Photo: Past the "wide" section on P1.
Past the "wide" section on P1.
Rock Climbing Photo: This climber from Golden was tearing up the first ...
This climber from Golden was tearing up the first ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Full view of the climb.
Full view of the climb.

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By Casey Bernal
From: Arvada, CO
Jun 17, 2002

The first pitch is very cool and moderate. It has wide secitons that can be skipped to good jams if you look for them. On the second pitch you will need a couple #3 cams at the start and a #3.5 and a #4. I also used a #4.5 in a wide pod but a #5 would have been better. Yes, I did sew it up. I did so because a fall would crash you into your belayer. You can avoid this if you do it as one pitch. Be very careful of the loose blocks at the top. Knee pads were nice on this one.casey bernal
By Steve Matous
Oct 12, 2010

2nd pitch FFA by Gary Issacs mid 1970s, 1st ptich was climbed alone before that.
By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Jul 31, 2011

For the first pitch, I did well with a set from #0.75 c4 to #4 c4 with triples in the #3, and an old-style #4 Camalot. Also, there's a fixed nut above the jug that was too deep to clip on the way up, and I forgot to clean on the way down.
By Alex Jacques
From: Burlington, CT
Jul 3, 2013

Great flaring crack - P1 takes 0.75 up to 5 (optional), can also be climbed with large nuts and medium hexes. Fun and secluded! We got charged by cows on the approach.
By Hiro Kurotsuchi
From: Colorado
Sep 7, 2013

Wasn't secluded on the Monday holiday we went on. There was a large group like ours there - 5 people or so. Anywho...

I thought this was a fabulous climb for being outside of the creek. My only complaints are the wider section up above - pretty frustrating and that it's been climbed a lot resulting in a pretty chalky slightly greasy crack. Don't let that stop you though!
By The Blueprint Part Dank
From: FEMA Region VIII
Sep 3, 2014

Lolz @ 5.9. It's a 10-, and I have huge nasty meat clams for hands. Smaller hands folks without a bit of true grit, have fun.
By Alex Vidal
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 8, 2015

Great pitch. For P1, the perfect rack is 2-3 of #1, 2 ,3 C4s. No bigger gear is required.
By Jeb Schenck
Apr 19, 2017

Pooh Corner 1st ascent P1, Jeb Schenck and Kurt? back about '70-71. First time we ever used clean pro--very interesting as we didn't know how to place it, and it all pulled out when I placed the top piece. Draws had not been figured out yet. We looked at the upper pitch--but had nothing to protect it with. The only pro then were giant aluminum T bars or tubes, and they were sketchy. I really enjoyed the crack, even when we firsts climbed it in late November. We thought it was about an easy 9.
By John Lombardi
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 8, 2017

Anyone know the name/grade of the line that traverses right at the top of P1 of Pooh's? Thanks.

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