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Routes in The Surf Bowl

Big Blue S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Blucifer S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Blue Fin S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bottom Feeder S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Guppie S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Nemo S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Surfer Rosa S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Alex Catlin
Page Views: 704 total · 7/month
Shared By: yevquest on Nov 25, 2009
Admins: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Nate Ball

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This is from memory so my bolt count might be off.

Big Blue shares the start with Bottom Feeder. The first two bolts aren't so bad but then things get a little odd. Weird moves lead to a slightly scary 3rd clip and some harder (12-) climbing leading up to the popcorn tufas. Carefully make your way to the the huge jug on the right and relax, wishing for better footholds. After recovering, a harder than it should be traverse left leads to a line of good pockets and holes that's easy to get out of sequence on. Power through this for a couple of bolts to the last rest where the route gets very close to Nemo. The resthold is a classic resistance route rest where, off the dog, you feel like you could get full recovery. When on redpoint however, the rest bleeds you so don't tarry. Lots of different options for the next 5 feet, all hard, lead to the tufa curtain. A cool boulder problem guards the chains (trust the smeary feet!) with one slighly enhanced hold marring the route.

Felt about the same difficulty as Nemo but quite different. Better rests and harder moves instead of a sprint like Nemo.

Location

right of Nemo

Protection

7 bolts

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yevquest
Southeast,US
  5.13b
yevquest   Southeast,US
  5.13b
A pretty useless route description so I'll add more. This is from memory so my bolt count might be off.

Big Blue shares the start with Bottom Feeder. The first two bolts aren't so bad but then things get a little odd. Weird moves lead to a slightly scary 3rd clip and some harder (12-) climbing leading up to the popcorn tufas. Carefully make your way to the the huge jug on the right and relax, wishing for better footholds. After recovering, a harder than it should be traverse left leads to a line of good pockets and holes that's easy to get out of sequence on. Power through this for a couple of bolts to the last rest where the route gets very close to Nemo. The resthold is a classic resistance route rest where, off the dog, you feel like you could get full recovery. When on redpoint however, the rest bleeds you so don't tarry. Lots of different options for the next 5 feet, all hard, lead to the tufa curtain. A cool boulder problem guards the chains (trust the smeary feet!) with one slighly enhanced hold marring the route.

Felt about the same difficulty as Nemo but quite different. Better rests and harder moves instead of a sprint like Nemo. Apr 1, 2010