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Routes in Left Flank

B-Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Tide S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bushed Coyote S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bushwhacked S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Morning Glory S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sumac Route, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wet Bush S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: B. Chapman & P. Neal (November 2008)
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Oct 12, 2009 with updates
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

"Black Tide" ascends the prominent black water streak on the right side of the Left Flank, between "B-line" and "Espresso." Positive holds lead to a lower angle section at mid-height. Pockets and small edges on the steep black flake lead to a horizontal and stemming to reach the 2-ring Fixe anchor on the right wall.

Location

"Black Tide" follows the prominent black water streak on the right side of the Left Flank between "B-line" and "Espresso."

Protection

12 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor (camouflaged black)
Dan G  
60m rope is long enough. The holds on the right have loose rock - check what you’re grabbing on to. 5 days ago
nathanael
Riverside, CA
 
nathanael   Riverside, CA
 
Lets up through the middle of the route, but the final stemming sequence feels exposed and exciting. Apr 2, 2016
Trevor Roberson
Oxnard, California
 
Trevor Roberson   Oxnard, California
 
Don't miss that last bolt on the opposing wall above your head. The first time I climbed it I almost didn't see it. Mar 29, 2014
Will Cornell
  5.9
Will Cornell  
  5.9
This route is sickkkk i felt like a total badass making that last clip. threading through the rings at the top can be scary but its fun. Make sure to bring a sling! Feb 24, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
Some guidebooks? What guidebook is this climb in, other than on rockclimbing.com and Mountain Project? Both state that "Black Tide" has 12 bolts & a 2-ring Fixe anchor. Feb 7, 2013
trevor becker
  5.9
trevor becker  
  5.9
some guide books say this route is only 11 bolts. The route is 12 bolts with 2 ring anchors at the top. Make sure you bring enough equipment Jan 16, 2013
Maidy
  5.9
Maidy  
  5.9
Nice long, moderate climb with lots of variation. Loose stuff is cleaning up with increased traffic. Stick to the face & flake for more fun factor. Crawling into the corner facing the wrong direction makes clipping the last bolt and anchor extremely awkward when it doesn't have to be. Mar 9, 2012
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
  5.9
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
  5.9
Can be wet near the top after a rain. One should watch out for loose rock on this route. Mar 21, 2010