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PEARLS vefore SWINE - 5.11a V4

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 11
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad) Bouldering
Optimal and various options for protection. Do or don't clip the 1st and/or 2nd bolts of the route to the left to protect the strenuous boulder problem for the first 15 feet, abundant natural protection for the remaining 54 feet.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


The second route to the right of the burgled arete, this route sat fallow for 8 years before I came to appreciate it's value. The longest route at McClellen, over some of it's best terrain. Cheat-step-start climbs directly up the wall using 3 or 4 crack systems.

Descent Options:

Lame-o chain anchor without fixed 'biners, it looks as though this was someone's first attempt at building a sport anchor.

Submitted by: leeardenpete on 2010-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-11-02
Views: 779
Route ID: 107062

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: GEORGETHEFLAILER on 2010-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars I'm a big chicken

I top roped this to clean off the gear placed by the legend Arden Pete. I don't see me leading this route anytime soon.
It is a rate G top rope. The lead is a little more PG13/R

Added: 2011-10-18

  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: leeardenpete on 2010-10-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first and favorite route at Mclellen

The start is probably v5, which is harder to rhyme than v4

Added: 2010-10-29