|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 120'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.14c French: 8c+ Ewbanks: 34 UIAA: XI- ZA: 35 British: E9 7b [details]|
|FA:||FA Matthias Holladay, FFA Ethan Pringle|
|Submitted By:||Matthias Holladay on Oct 31, 2007|
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Feb 23, 2015
|New titanium glue-in anchors at the top of the 5.10+/5.11- section.|
By Benjamin F
From: Crescent City, CA
Sep 28, 2015
|Nic Sabo one hung the second pitch, and thinks it goes at around 13c. This thing is getting freed reeeeal soon!|
By Evan Wisheropp
Oct 5, 2015
|There are some excellent ones in California Climber alongside your commentary. If you didn't get your copy yet, I'll send you one (PM me your address). I would post photos if I had any of my own without others' copyright.|
By Sic Nabo
Sep 23, 2016
|Ethan Pringle made the first free ascent of this beast, all the way to the top. He proposed a grade of 14c. Although he used hand-jammies for the crux, so it's really like the 5th aid ascent or something....|
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Sep 23, 2016
Finally! So the FFA of Blackbeard's Tears! Wow.
Brilliant Work, Ethan!
Blackbeard’s Tears, ahh... its fissure, its proximity to some white-noise cacophony of wind, and wave-shore action...
This is that rare kind of cliff that has the ability to intrinsically "gift us" an awesome flow experience...
Perhaps you know this; it's the sharing of the rope, and the willing desire to seek out the uncertainty of new routes; it's that fabulous feeling of fun, totally being there in the moment; it's loving that immediacy of reality on the rock as we happily interpret it; and it's those pleasurable fun-times we have here that many of us use as a standard by which we rank similar experiences.
Listen!...a steep gymnastic path of vertigo-fantastic positioning is there waiting for you! and likely in its solitude...