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Entity, The T 
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Green Tide T 
Igor Unchained T 
Innersanctum T 
Pegleg T 
Phosphorescent Flow T 
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Wicked West of the Witch T 
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Green Tide 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas & Patrick Paul, 1986
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 19, 2008

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Description 

Green Tide is a fantastic slab/face climb on the lower west face of the Witch.

Begin just right of the pillar that is home to Gorrilla Warefare on the left, Phospherescent Flow up the arete, and Witch Doctor up the right side. This face has a well-camouflaged bolt line.

The bolts are well placed, but at about two-thirds height there is a 25' run out on fairly difficult 5.10 friction. This culminates with a terrifying friction-dependent mantle move before one can clip the next bolt. From here things feel wonderously easy and well-protected to the anchor, despite more (easier) run outs.

This is a great, exciting line. A 60m rope can get you down with some trickery, a 70m rope makes it easier.

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By MJW
From: Boise, ID
Oct 23, 2008

Your description is right on the mark. Not a better feeling exists when you clip that upper bolt. Seems to get harder as you get further into the runout. Thought the upper crux mantle was a 10c move itself. Awesome route!!!!!