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Gods Bones 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Thomas Ramier, Micah Faville
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Thomas Ramier on May 21, 2013

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Description 

Two distinctively different pitches of ridiculously fun, airy climbing at the top of the wall.

Location 

This two pitch route starts off the left side of the poop deck. A large ledge in the middle of the wall down and right of the the P1 anchors of Black Sea. The ledge can be accessed most easily by rappeling or lowering in from the anchors of Echolocation(11+) or from just about any bolt on that route(<10+). It is also possible to climb half way up Echolocation then move right at the overlap onto P1 of Gods Bones midway up and lower off of bolts there. This allows the second to clean all the gear off of Echolocation before lowering down to the poop deck and pulling the rope for a lead, leaving two of the bolts on Gods Bones hung.

  • Hung gear may offend the sensibilities of...some people. For those a third option exists. Admiral Harrington, his Jolly Boys and the Code of the Sea(11-) combines the first half of Echolocation and sails on past to anchor below P2 of Gods Bones.

Protection 

12-14 draws and runners


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Micah Faville following up the steep arete on the FA of Gods Bones
Micah Faville following up the steep arete on the ...
View from the Top
View from the Top
Starting up P1 of Gods Bones
Starting up P1 of Gods Bones
yip!
yip!
Brad and Chris on P2 of Gods Bones
Brad and Chris on P2 of Gods Bones

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By Jon Nelson
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May 21, 2013

Is this the one further right of Echolocation?
By Micah Faville
May 24, 2013

Yup, up and right of Echolocation. Look for the distinct compression arete that angles up and slightly left, pretty awesome thuggery after the previous two techy pitches. First crux comes right after the belay as you move up and right over the bulge with some blind knobs. Second crux is not getting too pumped on the second half of the line after the rest. Awesome route, sure to get more awesome as it gets more ascents!
By braddean
Apr 30, 2014

Remember that you're screwed if you rap off of the poop deck without maintaining a healthy swing. Definitely tie knots in the ends of your rope on that last rappel back to the perverse traverse.