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The Color of Pomegranates 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b R [details]
FA: Christian Griffith, 1986
Fixed Hardware: 1 Lead Bolt [details]
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Submitted By: Joseph Crotty on Dec 26, 2012

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  • Description 

    Begin as for Darkness 'Till Dawn. Very early on, move right underclinging to two thin cracks then right to a bolt. Straight above the bolt, grapple with the crux and latch better holds gaining the arete. Then stay on the arete.


    This is to the right of Darkness 'Til Dawn.



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    By Ken Cangi
    From: Eldorado Springs, CO
    Nov 5, 2015

    How hard is the R-section, and are the bolts any good?
    By dameeser
    From: denver
    Apr 3, 2017
    rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R

    The climbing on the face is AMAZING. This is a long forgotten gem. I only gave it two stars because of how indirect the climbing is. There is no gear after the bolt on the face, so if someone is going to follow it, they are not allowed to fall.

    I traversed over to the Spur of the Moment anchor. The only gear I placed after the bolt was on the arete, so after I clipped the anchor, I traversed back over to the arete, cleaned the gear, climbed back to the anchor, pulled the rope, and rapped. I then climbed up Darkness Till Dawn and traversed over to the first bolt on the Twist and Crawl Project. It's directly above the face climbing on The Color of Pomegranates. The first bolt on the Twist and Crawl Project is a fat glue in with a ring. I then used that anchor to clean my gear.

    It's harder than Book of Numbers, Je T'Aime, Madame Guillotine, and Hairstyles and Attitudes. The bolt has been replaced with a glue-in. Expect run out 5.12 climbing above the bolt. The climbing is easy when you traverse off the face towards the arete.
    By dameeser
    From: denver
    May 24, 2017
    rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R

    There is now a direct start to this climb. It adds some low 5.12 to the climb. Instead of traversing off of the face, you can end your adventure at the start of the Twist and Crawl project.

    If you plan to go ground up, you will need some RPs and a draw with two lockers. Expect 5.12 run-outs. I would recommend you climb Darkness Till Dawn and traverse into the Twist and Crawl project's first bolt anchor. From there, you can use that anchor to hang a double length sling on bolt 7 and a double + a single on bolt 6.

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