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When The Sea Doesn't Want You 

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

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Phil Requist
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Nov 3, 2010

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Micah Elconin in the crux.

Description 

A solidly engaging, long, and varied journey up the center of the crag. There's a physical crux in the middle, and a technical "face" climb at the top—the latter is uncommon at the Tor. Quality cruxes interspersed with good rests.

Location 

Two lines to the left of Power.

Protection 

Fixed Draws.


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First outing at the Tor, tons of fun
First outing at the Tor, tons of fun
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By Bob Banks
Jan 31, 2012

Equipped: Edwards, FA: Requist, probably 2004
By andy patterson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
May 12, 2013

Consensus has this as the best 12a at the Tor.
By andy patterson
Administrator
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 6, 2013

In recent news, Phil et al have been steadily digging away at the base of The Sea, adding holds on the wall as they go. So far, they've added about 8 extra feet of climbing movement to the start. If you can't keep going up, might as well go down, eh?