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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Drew Allan, Pat Munn and Mark Meschinelli, 9/80
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Oct 28, 2007

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  • Description 

    Because this route is so close to many of the classic lines at Poke-O, it is often over-looked. Don't miss this one!

    Scallion is a full- value route. It involves some unprotected, but relatively easy climbing (5.6 R) to begin the route, some Houdini corner moves protected by two bolts, then some of the finest moderate crack climbing on the cliff.

    If you are shorter than 5.7, the moves entering the corner and clipping the first bolt may feel a little difficult, so be thoughtful. However, a truck green Camalot placement in a horizontal below the right-facing corner helps ease off some of the jitters.

    The route ends at a bolt anchor.


    About 300 feet the left of the giant Thunderhead Roof is a clean, bottomless right-facing corner that starts approximately 15 feet off a grassy ledge.


    Two bolts, and a full rack of small gear. Doubles are helpful and the addition of one red Camalot.

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    By Derek Doucet
    Jun 10, 2010
    rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    High on the list of most pleasant .10- pitches at Poko. Climbing Scallion, Home Rule, and The Natural (all .10 a or b, and all starting within about 30' of one another) is a perfect way to fill out a day of Poko cragging.
    By Nick Weinberg
    From: Lyme, NH
    Nov 11, 2011

    Crux moves are all well protected with small gear. But the bolt placement does make for a potential swing and some of the crux placements might be tricky so probably not a good lead for a new 5.10 leader.

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