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Seven Seas 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  TR, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: James M Schroeder on Apr 16, 2007

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Rhoads leading Seven Seas, left hand version.

Description 

Climb the right side of PO wall and make a huck for the obvious jug on the corner.

Watch the swing into the tree...

Protection 

TR - be sure to bring a fair amount of webbing as placements above the route are limited and generally far back from the cliff's edge.


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Rhoads leading Seven Seas, right hand version.
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By Tradoholic
Mar 27, 2009

Has this ever been led?
By Tradoholic
Jun 5, 2009

To answer my own question, it now has at least one lead but it seems like a route that has been soloed as well. Ball Nutz and small cams were key. I started on the arete (completely avoiding Everleigh Club) and worked up into the incuts on the face, threw for a good sloper and then used the good holds on the arete to the top. Later in the day I was working the face between POW and Seven Seas and found that the upper face after the lip climbed well, so I re-led the bottom half of SS and then moved left to the middle of the face. Protected fairly well with a #0 TCU. Same grade for both versions, 5.11a R.
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Mark another one off Rhoads. How many unled leads left?
By richard bechler
Jun 8, 2009

Nice job! I dont know if it has been led or soloed.I thnik it may be a first.How about Fibula crack or new light waves for leads.I looked at them a long time ago and might be worth checking out.Just be careful.The ground is always one bad placement away.I am psyched to see the DL legacy of hard leading being continued.
By Tradoholic
Jun 8, 2009

Thanks Rich, that means alot coming from a hardman such as yourself. As for the next leads...Shhh...you're giving the tick list away!

I would like to add that I think the face between POW and SS is a possible 5.13. Pulling the lip directly will be stiff! I will add the route on MP.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Mar 30, 2011

This route is a blast!
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Aug 19, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Love this route! Agree with Remo, its a blast. The roof moves reminded me of Everybody Needs Friends down in Jackson Falls.