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Anchor Punch S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Auto Magic S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Better Than Life S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Burly Shuffle S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Chips Ahoy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Gala Gala Happy S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Hai Karate S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Happy to be Here S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hell of Being Crushed Alive, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Hell of the Upside Down Sinners S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Natural, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
New Shatterhand S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Old Pro Skill, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Old Shatterhand S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Power Of Eating (a.k.a. "Power"), The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rubble S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Spearmint Rhino S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Strictly Ballroom S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Super Crack S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Terrible Angel S 5.14+ 9a 35 XI 35 E10 7b
When The Sea Doesn't Want You S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
White Cougar S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport
FA: Phil Requist
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Shared By: andy patterson on Nov 2, 2010
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A solidly engaging, long, and varied journey up the center of the crag. There's a physical crux in the middle, and a technical "face" climb at the top—the latter is uncommon at the Tor. Quality cruxes interspersed with good rests.

Location

Two lines to the left of Power.

Protection

Fixed Draws.

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Aaron Formella
Atascadero, CA
 
Aaron Formella   Atascadero, CA
 
More beta. Also, you can hear the song of the Canyon Wren in the background. Due to "The Sea's" length, it felt like a step up in difficulty from "Automagic" (also 12a).

youtu.be/xv3y4YfEGJI Apr 12, 2017
Aaron Formella
Atascadero, CA
 
Aaron Formella   Atascadero, CA
 
Beta

youtu.be/Ocl2BZIRIRk Apr 6, 2017
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
In recent news, Phil et al have been steadily digging away at the base of The Sea, adding holds on the wall as they go. So far, they've added about 8 extra feet of climbing movement to the start. If you can't keep going up, might as well go down, eh? Oct 6, 2013
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Consensus has this as the best 12a at the Tor. May 12, 2013
Bob Banks  
 
Equipped: Edwards, FA: Requist, probably 2004 Jan 31, 2012