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Anchors Away S 
Aqualung S 
Barnacle Bill S 
Belly of the Whale S 
Bends, The S 
Bird of Prey S 
Black Magic S 
Blood, Sweat and Chalk S 
Castaways S 
Davey Jones' Locker S 
Decompression Sickness S 
Early Retirement T,S 
Eddie’s Aręte S 
Edge-U-Cate  S 
First Aid S 
Hidden Treasure S 
Jump Start S 
Keelhauled S 
Last Laugh, The S 
Mostly Harmless S 
Neptune (?) S 
Rock Your World S 
Shipwrecked S 
Skid Marks T 
Super Amazing Sea Monkeys S 
Trident S 
Van Idle Route 1 S 
Van Idle Route 2 S 
Walk the Plank S 
Wintermute S 

Bird of Prey 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Fisher
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Submitted By: Martin Edwards on Mar 31, 2013

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Climb through straightforward moves for the first 3 bolts, then pull over the bulge on slopers through the last bolt to the anchors.


Towards the end of the Impact Zone, in the alcove where Shipwreck is. The climb is the short, white face with incuts on the face, and slopey holds on the bulge near the anchors.


4 bolts and bolted anchor.

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Getting psyched for the roof.
Getting psyched for the roof.
And… sweet relief!
And… sweet relief!

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By David Raines
Jun 29, 2013

Very fun, if you can get it!

The (obvious) crux is past the 3rd bolt, going up to the anchor. Multiple options, different people may have different beta, or find different "hidden" holds. If you can't make the crux, you'll want a bail biner, because there's no good way to cheat up to the anchors. On the other hand, the fall from the crux is about as safe as any you're going to find.
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