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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: Trad, Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Pomeroy, rope solo
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Shared By: paul pomeroy on Jul 22, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Scramble up some ledges on the left hand side of the crag to a small pillar. Gingerly surmount this feature, lean right and clip the first bolt. Traverse slightly right and pull a small roof (crux) then head back left to the arete. Climb the arete, switching sides as necessary, to a two bolt anchor on the left. Stop here for the sport route. For those with gear and gumption continue past the anchor to the large ledge and set a belay at the base of the left hand crack. Climb this crack (10.b PG 13) to the summit and a cable anchor. Rap from here to the anchors on Grippin', then to the ground. Expect some loose stuff on both pitches - I did alot of cleaning but only time and traffic will really clean these up. So if you can't handle a little choss pick a different route. That being said the climbing and the position are both excellent.


Stomping the Cleaver lies on the left hand side of the west face of the Crosswinds Crag immediately left of Grippin' the Cutlass. Approach as for Wizard's Gate but just before you reach the base of the wall follow cairns to the north past Castaway Crag to Crosswinds.


9 bolts plus two for the anchor (p. 1). Medium and large stoppers and a large (#3?) Friend for p. 2.


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