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Code of the Sea 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
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Setting the crucial C3.


Thin, technical face left of The Pooper. Start off a block.



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A good look at the gear.
A good look at the gear.
Dylan approaches the crux
Dylan approaches the crux
David Nimmer
David Nimmer
"Code of the Sea" starts on the block left of "Pooper" and climbs the overhanging face.
BETA PHOTO: "Code of the Sea" starts on the block left of "Poo...
Second crux, Remo palmed with his left and reached up right hand, I did the opposite.
Second crux, Remo palmed with his left and reached...
First crux, Remo.
First crux, Remo.
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By Tradoholic
Aug 8, 2009
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13

According to Sven "Start from block 10-12 ft up and left of crack on Pooper. Climb overhanging face to top, staying left of Pooper.

The Pooper variation is listed at 5.12c/d and goes..."At triangular niche, continue straight up near center of face."

By Alex A
Nov 25, 2009
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b

WOW Dave 5.12a is a sandbag, even for D.L. would say 5.12c, vary thin and technical

By Dylan Colon
From: Eugene, OR
Sep 18, 2011
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

I'm going to have to agree with Alex on this being quite a bit harder than 5.12a, at least the way I did it (or did I do "Pooper varition, 5.12c/d"). I started as for Pooper and went straight up instead of doing the thin traverse right you do on Pooper. I went pretty much straight up from there and finished about 4-5 feet left of the chimney on the ledge level with and only a few inches right of the mini-roof under the summit block. I felt like the crux was the absolute last move to the top.

By Dylan Colon
From: Eugene, OR
Sep 23, 2011
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b

Also, does anyone know if this has ever been led?

By Tradoholic
Oct 7, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13

This thing is stellar except for the most definitely reachy final move. I can do it statically at 6ft tall.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Oct 29, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

Awesome route! The top crux is really good, and I think it helps to have small fingers.
Rhoads also pulled off an exciting lead!

By Tradoholic
Oct 29, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13

Yes, I led it and it protects well. A purple C3 is crucial to protect the mantle in the middle of the route.

At the start place gear as far right as possible in the horizontal, if you blow the first crux you will take a huge swing but will live. I reached way left at the start to a nice side pull but figured out later it's less reachy to go straight up off good underclings. I whipped previously from the mantle move and the last move, the falls are pretty big but safe with double ropes.

By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Oct 31, 2011

A few pictures of Rhoads are up on my blog;
I had to leave before the send, so only pictures up to his fall.
click on the photo for larger detail.

By Doug Hemken
Oct 31, 2011

Wow Jon, those are nice photos too! I love the facial expressions, and the Fall light.

Nick, you came pretty close to needing that helmet!