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Fly'n The Spinnaker 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13

Type:  Sport, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Chris Thornley
Season: All Day Sun
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Submitted By: Hendrixson on May 24, 2011

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While the climbing was enjoyable, especially around the third bolt, the rock quality and bolting makes this one worthy of a 'bomb'.

Immediately after clipping the first bolt I pulled two fist-sized chunks off the wall. Fortunately I had the foresight to not use either of these for the clip. This I can overlook.

After the broken band one is forced to climb above a ledge on abysmal rock. The bolt placement is such that should the climber fall due to poor judgement or a hold breaking he will hit the deck.

Lastly pulling the rope dislodged a massive stone that could have seriously injured anyone standing below. My belayer and I were lucky to have not been hit.

In my opinion this route should undergo further cleaning and the bolting should be reconsidered. I am open to other opinions.


This route is the third from the right; between "Nitrous Oxide" and "Gettin' My Fix". It starts just right of a small tree.


8 bolts to anchors.

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