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Baby Seal 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Doug LaFarge 2003
Season: Spring , summer, fall
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Submitted By: Toast with Butter on Jul 14, 2014

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moving around the first bulge

Description 

A very tall pretty line with great features and fun movement. It is definitely worth doing once. The crux is a bouldery sequence getting past the first bulge but then the route mellows out significantly on black patina all the way to the top. The route would be great if it were more sustained and did not go over a huge bulge, creating rope drag, and obstructing the view of the belayer.

note: I would not recommend top roping this climb as the pendulum swing at the crux will cause the lip of the bulge to saw the rope

Location 

one bolted route downstream of barracuda, which is the rightmost of the three bolted aretes

Protection 

14 bolts to chains


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By Floater Bloom
From: Flagstaff AZ
Sep 13, 2014

F.A. by Doug LaFarge-2003

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