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101 Slab S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ahab's Slab S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain Albert Alexander S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain Longbeard S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain Weirdbeard S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain Weirdbeard Original Start T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cave Dweller S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cthulhu's Reawakening TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gardyloo S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Guilty Pleasure S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hole in the Hull TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Land Ho! S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Magellan's Voyage S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Magellan's Voyage (old traverse finish) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Man Overboard TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Me First Eyepatch S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
No Man's Land S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Rated Arrrgh! T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Sailor Jerry's S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 180 ft
FA: Evan Wisheropp
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Shared By: Evan Wisheropp on Nov 24, 2015
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Description

Captain Longbeard is the new continuation above "Captain Weirdbeard" and "Captain Albert Alexander." The route can be done in three pitches, two pitches, or maybe even one full rope length pitch with 15 draws (bring some long draws and slings for drag). Descend via multiple raps.
Possibly the best spot in the area for practicing multi-pitch.

Protection

3 pitches: 6 draws
2 pitches: 11 draws
1 pitch: 15 draws (use slings)

+ Chordalette for the top anchor.

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I agree. I don't know how much stretch my 60m 9.1mm rope has, but it was just enough to touch down with rope stretch. My thicker rope didn't have enough stretch to reach and i did two raps. Either way, don't forget the knot at the end!

Edit: Lately we've been doing an extra rap off the Ahab Slab anchors. Feb 3, 2016
Nick Black
Arcata, CA
 
Nick Black   Arcata, CA
 
You can lower of with a 60m, but you'll have to down climb the last move as the rope goes through the belay device! I'd recommend a 70m, just to be safe. Fun route, lots of exposure, worth doing if you do one of the lower routes. Feb 2, 2016