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Barbecue The Pope 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brooke Sandahl, January 1988
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Submitted By: David Tvedt on Apr 25, 2006
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Description 

A popular and well-known route at Smith, Barbecue The Pope is basically an old-style Smith nubbin and crimp climb. The first bolt is a ways up and the second bolt is a little far left for how the route now gets climbed. Both have seen their share of falls. After the second bolt, veer right around the small overhang, then back left and up on endless tricky nubbins and edges. A couple crux sections hit you before you reach the final tricky spot moving past the slot at the top of New Testament crack.


Location 

On the right side of Testament Slab, just left of a shallow dihedral(Golgotha) and right of a wide crack(New Testament).


Protection 

Bolts(aprox. 7). Bolt Anchors



Photos of Barbecue The Pope Slideshow Add Photo
Some nice fellows from PDX managing to stickclip the first bolt
Some nice fellows from PDX managing to stickclip t...
Just at the first bolt, bout 20 feet up and 5.10 crimp climbing to get there.
Just at the first bolt, bout 20 feet up and 5.10 c...
Amit as he Barbecues the Pope
Amit as he Barbecues the Pope
Jerad Friedrichs at the scary first bolt.
Jerad Friedrichs at the scary first bolt.
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By 1Eric Rhicard
Jul 28, 2008

Fun climb with the usual 15 foot run to the first bolt.

By Justin D.A.
Mar 12, 2012

Expect technical crimps and nubbins the whole time. Very fun climb.

By richard magill
Jun 26, 2012

whole lotta moves in this pitch...

By Alex Quitiquit
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Love the nobbies. Smith bolted