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Walking with the Pope 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Rick Guerrieri, Kelly McCloskey, 1983
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Aug 29, 2010

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Joe is working through the crux arete moves.


This is the first bolted climb at the Crags. It follows a beautiful panel of rock on the SE corner of the formation. If you follow the bolts directly, it is 11+/12-. By heading to the arete, you can keep the grade at 5.10+.


This is the leftmost sport climb on the east face of Sharksfin.


7 bolts.

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By Rick Guerrieri
Apr 16, 2015

This route was put up by Kelly McCloskey and myself after Pope John II visit to the Estes area in1993. I actually got to walk with the Pope during the visit!

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