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Routes in Impact Zone

Anchors Away S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Aqualung S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Barnacle Bill S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Belly of the Whale S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bends, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Bird of Prey S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Magic S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Blood, Sweat and Chalk S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Castaways S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Davey Jones' Locker S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Decompression Sickness S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Early Retirement T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Eddie’'s Arête S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Edge-U-Cate S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
First Aid S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hidden Treasure S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jump Start S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Keelhauled S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Last Laugh, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Mostly Harmless S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Neptune (?) S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
One for One S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rock Your World S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Shipwrecked S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skid Marks T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Super Amazing Sea Monkeys S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Trident S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Van Idle Route 1 S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Van Idle Route 2 S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Walk the Plank S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wintermute S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Greg Sudlow on Apr 23, 2010
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

Big moves, crimps, jugs even a roof! Decompression Sickness is the sickness! Never mind its sandbagged reputation, get on it!

Start on face and climb up and left around buttress. Use long draws on first few bolts to cut down on rope drag. Move through a crimpy section to good stance just below a small roof. From here power straight up roof on jugs to easier ground and anchors or traverse ten feet left to the excellent alternate route The Bends (5.11c).

Location

Main Area – Impact Zone: Start in front of big buttress just left of Barnacle Bill.

Protection

Sport: 8 bolts/anchors

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riley abbott
Washington, DC
 
riley abbott   Washington, DC
 
There's a three-way junction at the 5th bolt. Left goes to the 5.11 variation, middle goes up the standard route and right seems to have been chopped -- i.e. hangers have been removed from the bolt line above the 5th bolt, right side. For protection, take the left or middle routes. Oct 17, 2016
Fan Zhang
Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
There's a bolt just above the roof that is hidden from view when directly below roof. Aug 17, 2015
DennisL
Bishop, CA
  5.10d PG13
DennisL   Bishop, CA
  5.10d PG13
Be super careful before the 2nd bolt! Definite grounder possibility there. The belayer may want to stand on the boulder near the route's start and plan on jumping off in case of a blown clip. Nov 6, 2013