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Routes in The Witch

Airy Interlude T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ankles Away T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Brute Force T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Entity, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Gorilla Warfare T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Green Tide T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Igor Unchained T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Innersanctum T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nautilus, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Pegleg T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Phosphorescent Flow T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pit & The Pendulum, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pizzazz T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Pulp Friction T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R
Shazam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spook Book T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Terrorvision T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Wicked West of the Witch T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Witch Doctor T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Vaino Kodas & Patrick Paul, 1986
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Sep 19, 2008
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Green Tide is a fantastic slab/face climb on the lower west face of the Witch.

Begin just right of the pillar that is home to Gorrilla Warefare on the left, Phospherescent Flow up the arete, and Witch Doctor up the right side. This face has a well-camouflaged bolt line.

The bolts are well placed, but at about two-thirds height there is a 25' run out on fairly difficult 5.10 friction. This culminates with a terrifying friction-dependent mantle move before one can clip the next bolt. From here things feel wonderously easy and well-protected to the anchor, despite more (easier) run outs.

This is a great, exciting line. A 60m rope can get you down with some trickery, a 70m rope makes it easier.




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MJW   Boise, ID
Your description is right on the mark. Not a better feeling exists when you clip that upper bolt. Seems to get harder as you get further into the runout. Thought the upper crux mantle was a 10c move itself. Awesome route!!!!! Oct 23, 2008