Type: Sport, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Ward Smith, April, 1997
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Oct 2, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Description

The crux of Coral Sea is like climbing a refrigerator. It involves a bear hug sequence in which both hands use side-pull slopers with the friction and position of the edges of your fridge.

Once established over the roof, the flat sidepulls continue for many more moves. After 15 feet or so, a crimp offers a chance to actually grab onto something. Despite its small nature, it feels like a jug. The climbing remains pumpy to the end.

This is perhaps one of the most friction dependant climbs on the wall. Flat slopers, underclings, and weird foot sequences set Coral Sea apart as a unique classic.

Location

Climb up the ladder if it is there. Otherwise, climb the start of Techno then angle right to the big E-Ticket ledge. Four climbs start from tis raised ledge. Coral is the second route from the right.

Protection

8 Bolts--Many chose to stick clip the second bolt. This is the bolt way up over the lip.

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