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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Doug Cosby 1991
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Feb 11, 2007

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Jeremy Steck on Mutiny.

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Mutiny is the obvious, razor-sharp overhanging arete at Pirates' Cove -- only accessible during low water. Boulder up to a high first clip, and continue clipping bolts on the right side of the arete, using holds on both sides, to a crux move near the anchors. The climb is often dirty due to high water, but it is classic nevertheless.


6 bolts to cold shuts. If you don't have a stick, or can't reach the first from the ground, a #3 Camalot fits nicely in the horizontal before the first bolt. The climbing up to there is relatively mild.

Photos of Mutiny Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mutiny. Fall, 1999.
Mutiny. Fall, 1999.
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo by Dan Brayack
Photo by Dan Brayack
Rock Climbing Photo: Mutiny Arete from afar
Mutiny Arete from afar
Rock Climbing Photo: Drew Davis on Mutiny, 5.11d. Photo by Nate Davey.
Drew Davis on Mutiny, 5.11d. Photo by Nate Davey.
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh J. on Mutiny 10/19/13
Josh J. on Mutiny 10/19/13
Rock Climbing Photo: Mutiny in May. There boulders below the surface of...
Mutiny in May. There boulders below the surface of...

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By Chris Whisenhunt
From: Fayetteville, WV
Nov 11, 2014

Pretty soft for 11c, just saying.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Oct 22, 2015

Those last moves though- if you don't cheat and venture left to the arete...

Felt like .11c to me. Though, I'm no Chris Whisenhunt- and Mike gives it .11d.
By Dylan Alvarez
From: Baltimore, MD
Aug 29, 2016

Anyone done this route out of a boat in high water? Could make for an incredible photo...
By Jacob Sustrich
Sep 13, 2016

Dylan, general consensus I've heard is that DWS on this one is a no-go due to submerged boulders. Unless you're meaning to belay from a boat.
By Cragmama Lineberry
From: North Carolina
Sep 19, 2016

I think the 11d given in the guidebook is definitely legit, if you stay on the face at the last bolt and don't wander out left. That is a looooong move off a very tiny hold!

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