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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 145'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, Summer 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on May 17, 2012

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Ocean nears the crux of Grizzly.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Climb the left approach pitch (5.6) to a bowl with an anchor, then climb the right line of bolts to a standing rest below a steep varnished wall. Climb through three bolts of positive holds that get smaller and smaller, until faced with a tiny crimp and very long reach just below the anchor (crux). A lovely climb; my favorite on the wall.


Rappel with one 60m rope.


Bolts to chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ocean on Grizzly.
Ocean on Grizzly.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ocean splayed out at Grizzly's crux.
Ocean splayed out at Grizzly's crux.

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

A fine climb on a fun cliff. Still crispy, as the cliff is very new, but fun movement on good rock.
By Patrick R. M.
From: Henderson, Nevada
Apr 15, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Still quite chossy, ripped off a hand sized flake near the crux today. Great fun nonetheless!

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