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Pulling Pockets 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Greg Smith, Tom Souders 1987
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Submitted By: adrenalated Welch on Dec 3, 2006

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The fourth route on the 5.10 wall, between Crazyfingers (5.10c) and the trad line Synchronicity (5.11a). Originally a trad line, this excellent route is now well protected by bolts. Climb through pockets to a crimp crux, then pick one of several variations from the last bolt to the anchors.


5-6 bolts to anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling Pockets (5.10+) to the left of the crack
Pulling Pockets (5.10+) to the left of the crack
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The Don...
Rock Climbing Photo: Emile with the french blow... The Don on belay...
Emile with the french blow... The Don on belay...

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 3, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

What was Greg and Tom's input/position regarding the retro-bolting of this route?
By Chris Chaney
From: Stanton, Kentucky
Dec 4, 2006

I think Terry Kindred consulted with Tom prior ot re-equipping. Not sure if Greg was asked.
By 426
Apr 2, 2007

Super fun, do the bat hang for extra style points...
By Ladd
Jun 7, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The out right variation I belive is the easiest, with the straight up/dyno variation being the most fun for me(5.11a?).
By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
Jul 11, 2010

a little beta for the red point: when you're getting pumped out about half way up or more there is an amazing horizontal hand jam to shake out on