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Crimson Tide

5.8, Trad, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 1.7 from 37 votes
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Description

Ramped crack joins left leaning crack under overhang.

Location

First crack on the right side of the Chemistry Slab

Protection

Pro to 3" and a single bolt near the top.

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Crimson Tide is between the first and second large crack from the right edge of the slab. Just left of Spearfishing. Climbing the face between the 2 cracks is the recommendation from the Tim Olson guidebook
[Hide Photo] Crimson Tide is between the first and second large crack from the right edge of the slab. Just left of Spearfishing. Climbing the face between the 2 cracks is the recommendation from the Tim Olson…
Upper half of Crimson Tide
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Patrick Beeson
Portland, OR
  5.8
[Hide Comment] I found the crux moving from the thin hands crack to the wider crack. After that the route really mellows.

Look for a bolt near the anchor. Jul 4, 2017
Robert Hunt
Salem, OR
  5.8
[Hide Comment] Great thin hands in the first 1/3, forgettable climbing to the anchors. worth climbing if your there. Aug 11, 2019
Nicolas Kirsch
Washington D.C.
5.9
[Hide Comment] If you think of the first 10ft or so as a V0 boulder problem it’s enjoyable, but there’s not really any reason to keep going after that. Feb 3, 2024
Kele Rivers
Portland, OR
  5.8
[Hide Comment] Some gear beta below:

I found that right before committing to pulling the crux and getting up on top of the 5.8 section of the crack, I could reach way up and place a #3 BD cam at the base of the ledge, right at the bottom of where the easy part of the crack begins. Cam orientation mattered though, as in one of the orientations not all cam lobes would engage, but if placed in the right orientation it was bombproof. (If I remember to, I will update on a future repeat send to specify which way the wide lobes should face.) Jun 2, 2024