|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 80'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Scott Perkins, Chris Watford - 2005|
|Submitted By:||saxfiend on Jan 7, 2007|
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Feb 4, 2014
This is one of my favorite lines at Jamestown. The route has at least 3 cruxes that will keep you on your toes. It is a line that keeps on giving.
Note, the discription of the route above is incorrect. The route actually starts up a blank slab with your first piece of pro about 20' off the deck and then moves under a big block and up and
out right to a hand crack to the top with anchors. Bishop of Krunk is a route about 10'left with its own anchors.
From: Decatur, GA
Feb 5, 2014
|I'm guessing that Tim's comment was meant for a different route as Pickin' n' Grinnin' starts on the ledge, not on a blank slab. The route description is correct.|
By Scott Perkins
Jul 12, 2014
|You guys are both correct. The first ascent climbed the same start area to the big ledge as for Phantom Power. We walked left on the ledge and built a belay and did two routes from there- Pickin n Grinnin and Twisted Pistol. Next time back we did a direct start which ascends the slabby face several feet right of Bishop Of Krunk. Once up the slab it trends right thru a short blocky roof to join the original route at the left margin of the big ledge. IMO the direct start is a better way to do the route (one pitch)and yields more interesting climbing w/out changing the 5.8 grade.|