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Rocket in my pocket 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Darko Sarenac on Aug 31, 2007

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The crux is the high step getting to the third bolt. This is probably the best 10d at the monument.


Around the corner and to the right of Hot Lava Lucy and Cantaloupe Death.


Four bolts to chains.

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By Kyle Queener
From: Bishop, California
Feb 1, 2013

I don't agree with the statement that this is the best .10d in the park. It's good, but probably not the best.
By squiddo Siddens
From: Mountain View, CA
May 20, 2014

its a great route and I used to do it frequently. Seems to recall it being much easier and last lead years ago a hold snapped and it certainly stepped up in difficulty.
By Bruce Hildenbrand
Mar 27, 2015

FA by Tom Davis, Mark Harrington and Kelly Rich, February 1988.
By obiss
Oct 18, 2016
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

We climbed this earlier this month and I think it's safe to say that this no longer feels like a .10 Likely broken holds mid pitch. Still a fun route, but kind of exciting if you're looking for something at this grade. Certainly more difficult than any set of moves on POD.
By John Hovell
From: San Francisco, California
Mar 13, 2017

Definitely not 5.10... guessing something broke. Also the bolting is also such that it's really easy to get a foot stuck behind the rope making the crux move. I felt this route was harder than the 5.11b to the left (Mountain Project has listed as Lower North Face). This route can be top-roped after leading the 5.11b as they share an anchor.

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