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Deepwater Horizon 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson and Zack Slinskey on Nov. 19, 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Rolofson on Nov 24, 2011

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Nearing the top of Deepwater Horizon. Photo: Mazz...


Ascend the thin seam up the bulging face. Stick clip the first bolt. The hardest moves are the start, but it is far from over. Continue up the seam up a short right-facing corner to a horizontal break at a small overlap (5.12a/b). A sidepull slapping redpoint crux leads above 5th bolt to a mantle finish. This climb is sustained and pumpy for its length.


This is located just right of "Old Man & The Sea".


6 bolts / 2 bolt anchor.

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By Patrick Pharo
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 24, 2013

Definitely one of the better routes at the wall.
By Luke Childers
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Really fun! Pumpy more than really hard. A must do at E.Q.!!!
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Another fun route at this crag! Better holds than some of the other climbs for sure, but also a bit steeper/pumpier. Sustained climbing from the ground to the chains!
By Elijah Flenner
Jan 11, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Great climb with great movement and intelligently bolted. So far, my favorite at the crag.
By Chris. T.
From: Longmont, Co.
Feb 3, 2014

The left anchor bolt could use some Loctite. The nut was quite loose today. The hooks at the top are a nice treat though.

Great climb!!
By Swavek Gaik
From: Superior, CO
Mar 9, 2015
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

I think it would be a classic anywhere. Nice, continuous, and without pimping on tiny holds.
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