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Old Man and the Sea 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Cichon
New Route: Yes
Season: any
Page Views: 1,686
Submitted By: mike c on Nov 9, 2009

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Old Man and his daughter.


At the end, head to the anchor (Deepwater Horizon) on the right. This was bolted ground up on hooks. The crux is @ the 5th bolt.


This is just right of Nurse Shark.


A few bolts (7).

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Rock Climbing Photo: Very sequential for the next few moves.
Very sequential for the next few moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route.  Climb up through the roofs.
BETA PHOTO: The route. Climb up through the roofs.

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By mike c
From: golden
Dec 29, 2011

Reled this one after a large sidepull fell off. It is definitely harder since losing the hold. I also added a bolt at the end where you can now safely crimp through on some tiny but good crimps toward the anchor for Deepwater Horizons. It helped greatly to use a long draw at the 5th bolt. Classic, hard, committing, and just burly at the crux 5th bolt.
By Mark Rolofson
Apr 23, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

A much harder route now due to the missing sidepull pinch. I got to watch Mike Cichon climb the route last Sunday. Pretty amazing, Mike is climbing really strong! I don't think to could do it this way. Shortly after, my partner Colby Richard found a right hand sidepull that Mike or I hadn't. He managed to do this crux twice, while working the route. I am psyched to go back & try it again!
By Luke Childers
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Really cool line. Next go I'm thinking. Lots of different styles of climbing with a great rest at mid-point. Not to be missed. I think the direct finish post is just a duplicate on this post? They both end on D.H. anchors? Either way! Sick action!
By Jay Samuelson
From: Denver CO
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Fun route! Good climbing the whole way through with a variety of styles and holds. Never felt like climbing out left once above the bulge at bolt # 5/6, seems like the direct version is the natural route to the top, at least to me. Nice line.