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Pigs in Space 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: norwegianwanderer on Nov 12, 2012
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Pigs in Space is the dominating (there are several, Pigs has a chockstone in it up high) left leaning hands to fist crack (face climbing last 10ft) that starts at average chest height and goes to the top. It is overhanging the entire way. Protection is plentiful but beware that there is potential to fall onto some boulders; mitigate this risk by placing ample pro.

Note: there are face holds along the way if you wish to use


Smack in the middle of the wall!


Camalot sizes: 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the crack and up higher you have options (nuts, hexes, cams, etc)

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By K Baumgartner
Apr 5, 2014

Burly squared, in particular if you don't use the rocks to the left.

Agree on the need to protect frequently to avoid hitting the outcrops not he left.

This and Nasty Crack are the two best crack lines at this crag.

By The Stoned Master
From: Millerstown, PA
Apr 13, 2014

K I appreciate your comments both here at Pond Bank and at Seneca, etc. Your input adds to the awesomeness that is Mountain Project (well any interactive, climbing beta site).

Hands down one of the best routes at Pond Bank in my opinion! A fine crack line for the area. I was surprised when I first came upon this route years ago that it had been "forgotten" and wasnt shared (at the time) on or here. This was the first route I ever posted on this site and theres a reason why: after having lead it more than a few times I knew that others would enjoy it as much. This route inspired me to share more information about the entire area.

Use only the crack for full effect. Dont dabble on the boulders if you dont have to (if you have to no big deal), the difference between using the boulders and not however is significant in contrast of difficulty.