A Fistful of Potash
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This route is just left of a slabby top-roping area on a small buttress that almost goes into the road. Climb up the slab past bolt and pitons to a short finger crack to a ledge with anchors. The slab is probably is harder for shorter people.
A bolt and two fixed pitons at the start, a few finger sized cams for the upper crack.
BETA PHOTO: Check out the chalk tics on this route. Very doab...
9 year old Marianna navigating the crux on Fistful...
Guillaume Dargaud on A Fist Full of Potash.
John starting out
Steve Arsenault nearing the upper crux. Brian Dela...
Steve Arsenault beginning the upper crux. Brian De...
Steve Arsenault finishing the upper crux. Brian De...
|Comments on A Fistful of Potash
|By L. Hamilton|
Apr 5, 2002
Clean rock, nice moves, plenty of pro (bring small to mid cams). Belayer can run for shelter if a truck heads too close.
May 5, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b
Did this route again yesterday and it feels like solid 5.10 now. Edges on the first half are much more smooth (and the incipient crack is wider) than they were 4yrs ago due to all the traffic this route gets. It's very well-protected so don't be scurred. Gear to .75".
Also, there are no longer any pitons. They were upgraded to standard bolts w/hangers a few years ago.
|By Rob C.|
From: Freeport, ME
Oct 31, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
Short and sweet. Solid Jams.
|By John Braun|
From: Hendersonville, NC
May 9, 2011
Anyone know what the bolted line is to the left of Fistful? It starts a few feet left, climbs the slab to the arete and up to the same anchors.
|By Joe Huggins|
From: 666 Rue le Jour-Edge City
Oct 26, 2011
FA was Kyle Copeland
|By Skylar Smith|
Jun 16, 2012
I would bring 2 #.3's - #.5's BD camalots, and a few slings.