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Pony Up 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Fall 1997.
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

This route has a couple of sticky moves off the floor and a little crumbly rock above.


Protection 

7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.



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Although I was pumped from the sloppers I was ready to flashlight the 8.  Photo by Marcel Godbout.
Although I was pumped from the sloppers I was read...
Pony Up on the left and Poker Face on the right.
BETA PHOTO: Pony Up on the left and Poker Face on the right.
Gracie gliding up with ease.
Gracie gliding up with ease.
Margherita climbing Pony Up.
Margherita climbing Pony Up.
1st climb outdoors - age 10.
1st climb outdoors - age 10.
Notice the TR. This is what happens when your buddy drives like Mario Andretti through the pass and makes you dry heave from car-sickness! Anyway, decent climb considering.
Notice the TR. This is what happens when your budd...
JK leading Pony Up,  nice relaxing afternoon.
JK leading Pony Up, nice relaxing afternoon.
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By Rob Mullen
Sep 13, 2001

Watch out for the bees!!! If it weren't for getting stung about 5 times after stinking my hand in a bee's nest on the way down, I would have loved this climb. Harder than it looks from the bottom, what you think are juggas turn out to be slopas.

By Anonymous Coward
Jun 20, 2004

There are new anchors for this route as of 6-20-04. Two 1/2 inch powers expansion bolts with Metolius hangers and chains. One need not share the anchors with Poker Face any longer and both routes can be set up for toproping simultaneously.

By Nate Oakes
May 15, 2006

Thanks to whoever put up those chains....

By Adam Plate
Jul 7, 2009

Also watch out for snakes - if my friend hadn't been climbing the adjacent route and forewarned me, I would have grabbed a snake that was chilling on one of my handholds.

By Robbie Flick
From: Denver, CO
May 23, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Surprisingly high quality route. Moves off the deck were a little stiff, after that is much easier but still lots of fun.

By Brandon Ware
From: Littleton, CO
Jun 2, 2011

I climbed this route today, nice warmup. In the large pocket directly to the right of the 4th bolt, there is a bee nest forming. Heads up!

By Ben Lesavoy
Nov 3, 2012

Climbed this route about 2 weeks ago, and half of the bolts were loose including the anchor bolts. There are loose bolts on Poker Face also. Just a heads up....

By Bruce Hildenbrand
Dec 10, 2013

In October, Dale Haas and I added quicklinks and rappel rings to the anchor. The hardware for this work was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.

By She's Such a B
From: Lakewood, CO
May 5, 2014

The crux (for me) is just getting on and up past the first bolt.