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Bends (a.k.a. Decompression Sickness), The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Grippin' the Cutlass S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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
Stomping the Cleaver T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
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Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Jonathan Siegrist, July, 2010
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Shared By: Jonathan Siegrist on Jul 18, 2010
Admins: Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Leo Paik, John McNamee

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Description [Edit]

Sometimes when you go up too far, too fast, you experience decompression sickness...and without proper caution, this route is bound to induce it. This is an extension to 'Serpant's Rising'- clip a long sling (important) on the first bolt (after Serpant's) before firing into the stunning, upper headwall. This overhanging finish features awesome movement on a variety of grips - one of the best routes at The Crags. Clipping the third draw is tough, but safe, with an attentive belayer.

Location [Edit]

This is a mega extension to 'Serpant's Rising', to the right of 'High Tide'.

Protection [Edit]

15 draws, including a long sling for the 11th bolt. A 70M ROPE IS REQUIRED! unless you lower from the anchors of Serpant's.


Chris. T.  
A classic Crags route for sure. The overhanging finish offers very fun movement on great stone. Breaking it up into 2 pitches seemed appropriate. Jul 11, 2012

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