This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Roadside Crag - LIMITED ACCESS


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Pulling Pockets 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Greg Smith, Tom Souders in 1987
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the next bolted route on the wall just to the right of Crazyfingers. This route was originally a mixed route but has recently been retro bolted for that amusement-park-like feel.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Graining Fork Nature Preserve

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tonybubb said on June 18th, 2003
Shame to hear that someone took one of the original test-peices (mental) and bolted it. I would have thought that this diversity at the wall would have been more valued than another squeezed-in bolt line.
Rain Man said on August 16th, 2004
The funny thing about bolts, they always go in faces, not pockets or cracks or slots, so a route can easily be climbed with or without them. On that note, this was an awesome, fun route with some cool body movement and a great "no-hands" if you want it.
Zspider said on October 3rd, 2004
Another great Roadside climb. At the last bolt, many are tempted right, but the left is more direct and very solid. At the start, I use two opposing sideclings and a big flag to the left because I'm not strong enough to use a smaller starter pocket for my right hand.
Anonymous said on October 8th, 2004
yeah, shouldn't be bolted!
anticlmber said on December 25th, 2004
chuck the dyno at the last bolt
diggum said on February 28th, 2005
Does flailing on it count? Fun route with nice moves if you have the strength for it. Can't wait to give it another go.
Paul3eb said on April 4th, 2005
personally i think crazy fingers is a better route.. but it's still alright
Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2005
It should have never been retrobolted, the original finish was to the right.It was a great mixed line.
Meadows said on May 17th, 2006
Climbing above the anchors and falling on the last bolt is even spicier now. I like it!!!
soccerfast007 said on August 23rd, 2006
Pumpy, i scrambled to the 4th bolt and lost all feeling in my left and right appendages, that was all she wrote, and 10 minutes later after my futile attempts to pull my body right against the rope, i lowered beaten, batter, and diffused. cool moves, and 2 possible finishes, i like it
jlu said on August 27th, 2006
pretty pumpy... good warmup for Ro Shampo
belay slave said on October 2nd, 2006
Very cool route with some smaller crimps mid-way through. Felt a bit like pogue ethics toward the top.
Kai said on November 4th, 2008
I'll never clip those new bolts! It's a shame this route was re-bolted.
512OW said on November 4th, 2008
Its the exact same climb, with or without bolts. If the gear made it spicier for you... learn to trust your gear placements.
SCIN said on November 4th, 2008
This is easily free soloeable so no gear really required.
Meadows said on November 4th, 2008
Man, if this had not been bolted, I don't know how I would've warmed up for Ro Shampo. I can't wait for Synchronicity to get bolted!!!
Dman said on February 7th, 2009
thought it was a lil harder than dragonslayer
jrathfon said on October 18th, 2009
Cool moves, tricky crux. Good warm up for Synchronicity. Damn crowds.
The Pirate said on January 13th, 2010
fun route, one move wonder, big reach a plus, good on-sight...
climb2core said on October 20th, 2012
Was just remembering the day I did this. I got on it not realizing it was mixed and got half through the runout before I realized there was no bolt. I don't recall my logic at the time, but decided to push on and finish it. I am thinking I would have made a different choice, 13 years and 2 kids later.