Skip to Content

***Pumpkin Patches - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
Premier Sponsor:
Rich Gottlieb, Chick Holtkamp
Rock (Trad)
1
Trad; small to medium gear. Bolted anchors.
80
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.75/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Starts at the left end of Harvest Wall, 30' left of Bandy Rooster. Climb a vertical crack system up the face, following a shallow left-facing dihedral. Pull a small roof and continue up parallel hand cracks through a somewhat slopy finish to the anchors. Rated 5.9+ in Dixie Cragger's Atlas.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2006-10-07
Last Modified: 2008-12-12
Views: 825
Route ID: 64714

5 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2009-11-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pumpy

Handcracks my ass, it is a lieback and slope fest up there. The cracks are strictly for pro; they do not climb like traditional handcracks. Having said that, it is a very good route that requires good body position to avoid pumping out.

Added: 2009-11-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: saxfiend on 2008-07-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Pure Pleasure!

Finally felt solid enough to lead Pumpkin Patches -- what a great line! Fun climbing and plentiful pro placements the whole way. The twin crack section above the roof left me out of breath, it felt good to get the redpoint. A Jamestown must-do!

Added: 2008-07-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rkuhar on 2008-05-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars good time

incredible protection makes this a very comfortable moderate climb.

Added: 2008-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: saxfiend on 2006-10-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sustained

Seconded Greg on this excellent route. Sustained climbing much of the way. I'm not ready to lead this yet.

Witnessed by: Greg Allen
Added: 2006-10-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: fanederhand on 2005-02-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Fun climb, overhang has some bomber holds

Witnessed by: Denmark Blount
Added: 2005-02-12