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Black Tide 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Chapman & P. Neal (November 2008)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Oct 12, 2009

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Description 

"Black Tide" ascends the prominent black water streak on the right side of the Left Flank, between "B-line" and "Espresso." Positive holds lead to a lower angle section at mid-height. Pockets and small edges on the steep black flake lead to a horizontal and stemming to reach the 2-ring Fixe anchor on the right wall.

Location 

"Black Tide" follows the prominent black water streak on the right side of the Left Flank between "B-line" and "Espresso."

Protection 

12 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor (camouflaged black)


Photos of Black Tide Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Black Tide (5.9) from the anchors.
BETA PHOTO: View of Black Tide (5.9) from the anchors.
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the anchors on "Black Tide"
Approaching the anchors on "Black Tide"
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom part of Black Tide
BETA PHOTO: Bottom part of Black Tide
Rock Climbing Photo: The climber in the middle of the photo in the whit...
The climber in the middle of the photo in the whit...

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By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 21, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Can be wet near the top after a rain. One should watch out for loose rock on this route.
By Maidy
Mar 9, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice long, moderate climb with lots of variation. Loose stuff is cleaning up with increased traffic. Stick to the face & flake for more fun factor. Crawling into the corner facing the wrong direction makes clipping the last bolt and anchor extremely awkward when it doesn't have to be.
By trevor becker
Jan 16, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

some guide books say this route is only 11 bolts. The route is 12 bolts with 2 ring anchors at the top. Make sure you bring enough equipment
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Feb 7, 2013

Some guidebooks? What guidebook is this climb in, other than on rockclimbing.com and Mountain Project? Both state that "Black Tide" has 12 bolts & a 2-ring Fixe anchor.
By Will Cornell
Feb 24, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is sickkkk i felt like a total badass making that last clip. threading through the rings at the top can be scary but its fun. Make sure to bring a sling!
By Trevor Roberson
From: Oxnard, California
Mar 29, 2014

Don't miss that last bolt on the opposing wall above your head. The first time I climbed it I almost didn't see it.
By Nathanael
From: Riverside, CA
Apr 2, 2016

Lets up through the middle of the route, but the final stemming sequence feels exposed and exciting.

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