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Back to Montana S,TR 
Cochiti Classic T 
Cochiti Ugly T,TR 
Empty and Meaningless S 
Feminist Men S 
Grunge Up the Munge T 
Gunning for the Buddha S 
Holy Wars S,TR 
La Espina S,TR 
Laurel's Climb S 
Monkey Lust S 
Montana Deviate T,S 
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride T,TR 
Napoleon Blown-Apart S 
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS) S 
Pickpocket S 
Praise the Lunge S 
Thief Crack T 
Thief in Time S 
To Catch A Thief S 
Touch Monkey S 
Unknown S 
Unknown - Boulder Left S 


YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bill Dockins & Kristin Drumheller 11/86
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Dec 4, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Pickpocket, O.M.S., Unknown Arete (L. Laeser route...


This stout line is rated 11b in most of the guides, but with a reachy, sequential roof crux, this will feel quite a bit harder for shorter climbers. Excellent, devious slabbing on immaculate stone leads to a good rest just below the roof. From here, purists will power up and left over the lip, to an easier though pumpy slab finish. It may be possible to avoid the main difficulties by veering far right at the roof.


Immediately right of OMS.


Bolts. Stick clip recommended. Possible to TR, but tricky.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Moving through the roof on Pickpocket. May 2009
Moving through the roof on Pickpocket. May 2009

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