So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

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So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by MarkR » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:23 pm

10b? Is there anyone who's climbed it that thinks this is an honest grade? (This is not a rhetorical question.)

I know 10b is an unusually stiff grade for some reason, what with Apron Strings, Split Pillar, Split Beaver, etc, but Mercy Street looks like the climb you'd make if you tried to turn the Pillar upside down and kept going.

The reason I ask is because I want to do it one day. It looks...amazing. It also looks solid 5.11. If it's as hard as it looks then I wouldn't end up climbing it, but desperately aiding it. So be honest. What is Mercy Street's grade, relative to the neighbourhood?

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by slinky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:18 am

.10b

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by t-bone » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:59 pm

its 10b.....basically a clone of the Pillar.
Dries very slow though so you generally have to wait until at least July.

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by Peter » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:01 am

Easier than the pillar. More stuff for your feet. Easier too if you can't jam very well, whereas the pillar your kinda screwed.

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by imnotnate » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:04 am

Definitely easier than the pillar... get on it! (well, maybe in like 7 months or so....? heh.)

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by jonny2vests » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:27 am

I thought the grade was very fair.

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by jonny2vests » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28 am

Woah, I just noticed the 2 month gap between posts. I've been in hibernation.

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by Lurch » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:21 am

Me too. Oops. Sorry Dave. This pitch is rad!!!

Kyle on p1
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P2 low
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P2 almost at the hands
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Getting a piece in at the stance
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Getting wider
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It keeps going......
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And going.....
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And going.
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Better bring three blues unless you want to end up scared and pumped out and bumping cams like me, or you're a badass. Just as hard as the pillar in my opinion. Take the gear, go do it. Can be done as one pitch but you better be ready for it, or it will pump you out bigtime!

Super worthy. We did it late aug/early Sep. takes a very long dry spell for it to be good to go.

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Re: So...what's the deal with Mercy Street?

Post by jonny2vests » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:11 pm

Lurch wrote:Better bring three blues
And I thought I had a big rack.

Come on, no way as butch as the pillar.

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