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Decompression Sickness 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Greg Sudlow on Apr 23, 2010

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Description 

Big moves, crimps, jugs even a roof! Decompression Sickness is the sickness! Never mind its sandbagged reputation, get on it!

Start on face and climb up and left around buttress. Use long draws on first few bolts to cut down on rope drag. Move through a crimpy section to good stance just below a small roof. From here power straight up roof on jugs to easier ground and anchors or traverse ten feet left to the excellent alternate route The Bends (5.11c).

Location 

Main Area – Impact Zone: Start in front of big buttress just left of Barnacle Bill.

Protection 

Sport: 8 bolts/anchors


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By DennisL
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 6, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

Be super careful before the 2nd bolt! Definite grounder possibility there. The belayer may want to stand on the boulder near the route's start and plan on jumping off in case of a blown clip.
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