Type: Boulder, 15 ft (5 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Christian Prellwitz on May 16, 2014
Admins: Aeon Aki, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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This is an oustanding technical climb requiring good crimp strength and footwork. It climbs absolutely perfect black rock. The kind of rock that makes Joe's Valley so special.

Start sitting (more like crouching) on the obvious edge/rail on the right side of the face. Move left and then up via small crimpers, slots and slopey edges and very technical footwork.

This climb is very sustained and does not let up until you are on top.

This problem was originally called 'The Dead Sea' by Jason Kehl and company, who discovered and cleaned the line. You can see the original footage here: youtube.com/watch?v=ubufXDv…


This problem is located downhill and to the right of 'Dark Continent'. It can be approached from those problems or directly from the parking. It is the obvious black vertical face on the right side of the drainage where all the boulders are.


A few pads are ideal. A spotter is nice though not necessary.