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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: Jeff Jackson
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Shared By: WAGbag on Nov 25, 2009
Admins: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco

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Description

Up off the block and trend right through the flake. Hang a loooong bitch sling if you don't like the runout to the anchors

Location

Left of Guppie

Protection

8 bolts + Anchors

Photos

Chris Ketchum
  5.12d
Chris Ketchum  
  5.12d
Apparently a jug tufa once allowed for an excellent rest at the last bolt, but the tufa ripped off several weeks ago. The remaining holds afford only a very brief shake before the upper crux. The grade probably hasn't changed, but the upper moves make for a serious redpoint crux after you've built up a pump. Felt like a stiff .12d. Dec 17, 2015
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
  5.12d
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
  5.12d
Fun route and climbs up a cool section of stone. The start and first bolt are shared with Big Blue. Some tufa moves leads to a tricky undercling section, then a long ways of enjoyable steep climbing. It is probably only 11+ / 12- to here. At the crux the wall blanks out and you have to make a huge move off a good undercling hueco to a far away crimp. Stick this and continue up on steep ground with a few powerful moves and throws. The upper section will be exciting if you haven't worked the moves and there isn't a sling hanging from the anchors. At least it will be all air!

If you can stick the crux than this will probably be an easy tick. Many have massive issues with the powerful throw though. Jan 15, 2010