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Jaws S 
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Nurse Shark T 
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Unsorted Routes:

Nurse Shark 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Cichon
New Route: Yes
Season: all year
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Submitted By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009

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A free solo of Nurse Shark by Matt Lloyd. Photo by...


The crux is pretty obvious, in the middle! This is a classic, good, and easy warm up. It was led free on rope solo. Really fun.


This is just right of Hammerhead and left of the bolted "Old Man and the Sea".


One set of cams from yellow Alien to #3 Camalot. Leads to a new chain anchor shared with Sea Robin, Hammerhead, and the left version of Old Man and the Sea.

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By Brett Brotherton
From: Arvada, CO
Nov 28, 2010

Fun crack line with a nice mix, starts out thin hands and goes to fingers, up top you I chose to use both the splitter hand crack and the finger crack.
By Don Morris
From: Denver, CO
Nov 28, 2010

Mike Cichon has been climbing for years, and keeps an old school ethic. All his climbs are ground up on lead, using a hand drill for bolting. Bolts will only be found at the anchors and where pro is too difficult to safely place. I think of Mike's climbs as true testpieces. They are hard and when solved rewarding. If you want to experience climbs Layton Kor, John Bachar, and other hard men and women would be proud of, give them a try. Bring your mental game as well as your strength and skill. You will need it. If you are susceptible to whining about ratings, then Mike's climbs are not for you. Degree of difficulty is not about ego, but the challenge that lays before you.
By plantmandan
From: Brighton, CO
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a fantastic route! There are great hand jams and finger locks throughout. It also requires some balancing acts in the middle.
By Garrett R.
From: Colorado
May 2, 2011

A really good crack line. Add some more length and it would be a classic. Plenty of solid gear to be had, as well.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
May 28, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

There are 2 hidden holds in the middle section. 10-.
Apr 22, 2016

I broke a huge jug off yesterday. Will only make it harder to those who can't hand jam.

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