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Clicking Barnacles 

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

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Matthias Holladay
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Submitted By: Matthias Holladay on Nov 26, 2007

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Fun traverse at the top...


Sharp arete. Stem for an easier start. Traverse L at top.


1st route on the R when entering the gash.


4 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of Clicking Barnacles Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: the line
the line
Rock Climbing Photo: johnny at the traverse
johnny at the traverse
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the beautiful, sharp arete of Clicking ...
Looking up the beautiful, sharp arete of Clicking ...
Rock Climbing Photo: stem start
stem start
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice...
Rock Climbing Photo: view from top
view from top

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By millz
From: Canon CIty!
Dec 5, 2011

fun corner! gets really tricky right before you can grab the top edge to traverse left. could only find one hanger anchor directly above climb and had to run 30ft or so of webbing to a random anchor ontop of the rock. you should hang anchor over edge to avoid rope drag.
By Lurker
Oct 14, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

New titanium glue-in bolts. May want to stick-clip the first one.
By Tony Lewis
Jun 28, 2015

Haven't climbed here in many years... Heard from a friend bolt were added? I believe this was done ground up on site. If so why were bolts added. Done with FA's OK? And whats with
10a rating?
By CrimperE6
From: cheltenham, UK, SW is the BEST
Jul 7, 2015

nice pure arete with solid rock. sporty bolting not for beginners.. F6b if not bridging.
Old man Tony sounds grumpy ;), good effort rebolting the crag guys, thanks for all the hard work, much appreciation from the Redding crew. Makes for a really great weekend away for us.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Jul 8, 2015

I never was asked about adding another bolt to this route, the 2nd route at the cliff, after Blackbeard's Tears. But then again, I haven't lived up on the North Coast for many years.

Whatever, it's fine. The same thing happened with Blackbeard's Tears w/ the fixed anchor at the end of the free section ... it's good, however.

Yes, I vaguely recall hanging on hooks on lead while hand-drilling...
By Evan Wisheropp
Sep 11, 2015

People new to the area, don't forget that the original route tops out. If you want to try it, it's a fun 5.9 traverse and mantle up and left of the new anchors. Both versions are very fun!

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