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The Abyss 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jason Henrie
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006

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Monty onsighting the route

Description 

Pretty good route. Kind of funky off the upper ledge, but generally fun moves on steep rock.

Location 

Located to the left of the tower proper with big flakes off a big ledge at about the 3rd bolt.

Protection 

8 or so bolts to chains.


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By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2006

Good jug haul warm-up/down if you are here to climb the harder stuff.
By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 5, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

As you pull onto the big talus-covered ledge above the third bolt, be careful not to knock any rubble down onto your belayer. Cruxes are at the start (don't fall before you get to the first bolt!) and above the big roof. A good route that practically defines the word "bouldery."
By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Dec 11, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This one is a prime candidate for rebolting. The first, second, and fifth bolts are all spinners, as well as one of the anchor bolts (open shut). The fifth (crux) bolt is projecting about 1/4" out of its hole, hanger spinning, and in suspect rock. Yikes! Good thing there are jugs everywhere up there.
By Joey Wilhelm
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 26, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Great, fun route that has obviously getting some heavy use. Today there were at least 2 spinners, and I had quite a large hold break on me up above the second ledge.
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 22, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Awesome jug haul. If you are pulling on small holds you need to look harder. Crux is definitely before the first bolt. Get after it!
By SHOPE
From: Tacoma, WA
Mar 5, 2013

First move is scary on lead if this is at your level. Crux for me is sustained climbing and clipping of bolts after the ledge,