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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Jan 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Death by Drowning is an eliminate version of Helicopter that would get three stars except for the "rules" of the route.

Start as for Helicopter and go through the first two hand holds on Copter. Now, cross with your left hand to a sick, small, sharp left hand crimp that you can only get 1 1/2 fingers on. From here, toss with the right hand all the way up to the good rail. This is usually done with either a left heel hook, or a big dyno. Without matching your left hand, pull up, lock off and go up to the upper rail sloper with the left hand. The finish is as for Helicopter, except that you are not allowed to use the undercling for your right hand, stay on top of the right hand rail. Go from here to the final throw of Copter and you are home free.

This is another of my favorites at the Black Hole, although it may take a while to get all the moves dialed. It is a bit more desperate and exciting than Helicopter. Have fun....


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