Pope's Crack, 5.9

  • Pope’s Crack- 100’- 5.9+/***
  • Pope’s is a fun hand crack, but not as aesthetic a climb as Touch and Go. There are three variations to finish the route. It starts in a hand crack corner below two roofs. Place gear at will and as you pass the first roof on your right side, the angle eases way up to below the second roof. The original route traversed out left and up. In 2010, they added the bolt that actually pulls the right side of the roof. We chose to traverse up and right on a bit of run out, but below the grade. Then down climbed 4th class a few meters to British Airways rap station. Dow
    Pope's Crack, 5.9, Echo Rock, South Side, Joshua Tree National Park, March, 2011


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