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The Abyss 

YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: John Flunker 2013
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Submitted By: Shirtless Mike on Nov 6, 2015

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This recently developed route will soon be as popular as other RRG classic 12d's such as "Triple Sec", Jesus Wept" and "Stunning the Hog". It is that classic.

Pull a few bouldery moves to get off the ground and established onto the face, traverse leftwards through sequential pockets and crimps to a rest below the roof. Navigate the roof, which surprisingly is not as difficult as it appears and get established on the headwall above. Fight the pump and race up steep ground that gets progressively easier towards the anchors.


On the nice looking panel of rock just above the access trail. "The Abyss" is the leftmost route on this panel. To the left is a red tagged project "The Guillotine", to the right is "Adult Swim".


9 Fixed Draws to Anchors. Plan to stickclip the first fixed draw, or back clean the draw off the first bolt. I also backcleaned the first fixed draw (2nd bolt) to help with rope drag.

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