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Pops Goes Hawaiian 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Don Wilson & Karen Wilson, March 1986
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 1, 2005

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This route is on the northwest face of Reggie Dome and climbs the prominent dike system immediately left of The Chief.

A bouldery start gains access to the "staircased" dike and a solitary bolt about 15' above the start. Higher, the dike dies out briefly and wild moves around a flake give access to the upper portion of the dike which ends at the same spot The Chief does.

There are two options for descending this route (and The Chief) - scrambling down an easy gully to the north or by rappelling from anchors (95' rap) atop the large slab just left of this route. A fun route that offers better protection than appearances might first suggest, this is a worthwhile route to do when in the vicinty. Two stars out of five.


Bolt (5/16"), gear to 3"

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By Caroline
Dec 5, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route is somewhat difficult to protect for a beginning 5.7 leader. Don't fall before reaching the first bolt!
By Bo Johnston
Oct 18, 2006

I really liked this route. It does feel a little tenuous before the first clip and the flake above is loose and isn't worth putting anything in considering the climbing gets quite easy once you reach it. 2 stars!
By Dave Cox
Apr 8, 2009

Sweet route. Felt pretty casual to the bolt but got a little vibratory motion in my right foot when trying to move up and over the little headwall. Found a place for a small alien to steady it.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Nov 5, 2009

There is another way down from this climb. Walk to the south across the summit boulders to the very southwest corner of the top of the formation. There's pair of button-heads here, one with a spinner hanger, but I rapped off them on Sunday and they were fine. 70' to the ground.

Oh, and the old guide from Bartlett rates this a 5.7/8 PG. Vogel doesn't even give it a PG. Call it what you will, if you fall on your way to the first bolt, your day is going to end poorly.
By Tom Fralich
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jan 10, 2012

Found plenty of gear after the bolt. Great route on an interesting dike. Moves to the bolt are on positive holds and not stressful for the confident 5.7-5.8 leader.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 4, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Tons of routes with the 1st bolt being higher than this one. Does that make it an R? Landing would be grim, so have your belayer spot until you get established for safety if needed. Bolt, and gear available as you need it. Budding leaders may find placements difficult but they're there.

The route is interesting and absolutely worth doing if in the area. Dike has some broken pieces but that adds to the excitement. Anchors above are chopped but easily takes gear (as noted by others) for anchor or even TR set up. Rap utilizing Fender Bender anchors or walk-off using chimney to climber's right.
By Russ Walling
Nov 4, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Neat little route on a cool feature. Don't pop getting to the first bolt or you will be a mess.
By Tim Heid
From: AZ
Nov 24, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Fun route and really mellow.

However, that bolt could use a little love if anyone goes out there and has the time. It's sticking out about an inch and slightly bent downwards currently.
By Phil Esra
Mar 16, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X

Whoever chopped the anchor bolts must have tried to pry out the low bolt also. It is badly bent and sticking out of its hole. Fun route, but no pro until after the crux (the bolt is a joke--don't kid yourself), so TR it or solo it. Big cams and tricky nuts are your anchor options for a TR.
By Joe Hunt
From: Costa Mesa, CA
May 20, 2015

""Don't fall before reaching the first bolt!""

Don't fall anywhere on this one, me thinks. haha

But easy moves all the way.
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Feb 14, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

The start is not "bouldery;" it is rather easy (luckily) but totally uprotectable until the first bolt. The whole climb was a rush. I don't like anything run out, which this was, but at least the run out climbing is tame. Some good gear toward the middle is the last protection you'll have following the gear until the top. Really fun following the dike.

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