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The Bends (a.k.a. Decompression Sickness) 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Jonathan Siegrist, July, 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jonathan Siegrist on Jul 18, 2010

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Description 

Sometimes when you go up too far, too fast, you experience decompression sickness...and without proper caution, this route is bound to induce it. This is an extension to 'Serpant's Rising'- clip a long sling (important) on the first bolt (after Serpant's) before firing into the stunning, upper headwall. This overhanging finish features awesome movement on a variety of grips - one of the best routes at The Crags. Clipping the third draw is tough, but safe, with an attentive belayer.

Location 

This is a mega extension to 'Serpant's Rising', to the right of 'High Tide'.

Protection 

15 draws, including a long sling for the 11th bolt. A 70M ROPE IS REQUIRED! unless you lower from the anchors of Serpant's.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Bends is wicked.
BETA PHOTO: The Bends is wicked.

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By Chris. T.
Jul 11, 2012

A classic Crags route for sure. The overhanging finish offers very fun movement on great stone. Breaking it up into 2 pitches seemed appropriate.

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