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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at pitch two, from the top of P1.  It's...
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 13, 2012
That station at the base of that feature was never meant to be a belay- its the final rap anchor. The top of P1 is about 150' above the climber.
By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Nov 14, 2012
That is where Handren has the 1st pitch stopping in his description for what it's worth.
By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Nov 14, 2012
In the old red guide book, Joanne Urioste, who put up the route, describes the first pitch ending at the ledge in the photo. Ropes, and therefore pitches, were shorter then, but it still makes a nice place to stop and belay if you wish.
If the top of (the linked) P1 is another 150' above the climber wouldn't that make for a 250' pitch?
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 14, 2012
I always thought Handren has that pitch stopping there because that bolted rap anchor is somewhat new- guess he pulled that info from Joanne's book. I first climbed it on Swain's beta and the top of 1 is above the triangle feature. And no, the top of the first pitch is 195' from the ground, that ledge is only 45' or so up, which is why I never considered it a belay.
By Sarah Wolfe
From: Durham, NC
Feb 23, 2013
Does anyone have a pitch by pitch description of Sour Mash?
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Looking up at pitch two, from the top of P1. It's good to combine P1 and P2, about 190 feet.

Submitted By: Mark Kroese on Nov 11, 2012
On this route:
Sour Mash (5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a )
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