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High Tide S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Parrot Bay S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Power Structure S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Serpant's Rising S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Jonathan and Bob Siegrist
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Shared By: Jonathan Siegrist on Jul 18, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a diverse and interesting climb, up a cool spine of stone that saves the best (and hardest) for last. Climb up a small dihedral, and reach right to clip the first bolt. Traverse onto the face and tackle an initial crux bulge, followed by a second one shortly after. From here, wander up some easy, fun face climbing to the base of a beautiful gold wall. This wall, albeit short, packs a punch- and will have you grippin' til you're clippin'! (anchors).


You begin this pitch from ground level, to the left of a large tree that sits right against the Lighthouse.


9 bolts to an anchor. 60m rope will do fine.


Chain anchors have now been added to Serpents Rising. So enjoy! Aug 5, 2010
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Was Estes Park, now homeless
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
Wondering if going left at the first bulge goes? Bolts SEEM to suggest beta left, but follow chalk right for the road more travelled.

Some criticisms: The second bolt is overkill, as stepping one/two moves up to B3 is a 5.8 gimmie. Clipping B2 would also create unnecessary drag. B4 is just redonkulous, far easier to skip than to clip.

Not a criticism, but worthy of note: The last bolt is griptastically high. Let's not say it's 'runny,' but blowing the clip midway through that V2ish crux would surely mean crashing ankles on the headwall ledge below. DE-licious.

Overall, feels soft for a 'd' with the numerous and annoyingly paint-by-numbers tick marks. Would send much prouder naked. Still, a gem. Jun 28, 2012

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