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West Ridge - part C - Pony Express to Long John
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Prison Sex 
Pygmy Pony 
Quick Silver 
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Reckoning 
Rhombohedral 
Seemingly Innocent 
Side Wall, The 
Sister Morphine 
Sooberb 
Sooberb Lite 
Thin Ice 
Think Quickly 
Unbroken Chain 
variation to Mail Ridge 
Warp Drive Overload 
Who's Holding 
Wind Tunnel 
Zeros and Ones 

Who's Holding 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: J. Stuberg, D. Hague, M. Brooks, C. Harrison,
Season: Gets AM shade
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 22, 2009
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Description 

Another somewhat non-descript line to the far right in the Pony Express area. Standing on the ground at the base of the routes Dead Letter Department, Seemingly Innocent, Prison Sex, Who's Holding, and Drug Abuse, the route Who's Holding can be best described as the single series of shallow, right-facing corners that makes a direct line to the top while staying left of the dead tree. The line passes some spots that are less than straightforward for protection, but nothing that feels dangerous.

For the best overall line, maintain a direct line and do not deviate left.


Location 

This route is in the "no man's land" of indistinct crack systems to the right side of the popular Pony Express area.


Protection 

A set of nuts and a set of cams to 3". A few 2' slings are useful not so much for the wandering nature of the climb, but more for it's undulating inward and outward from bulge to slab.



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