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Black Water - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.20/5 Average Rating : 4.20 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (8)
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Rock (Sport)
G
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11 Bolts
82
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 4.40/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 4.20/5

Description:

The BEST 12a in Squamish.

Submitted by: ipsofacto on 2009-05-16
Views: 1128
Route ID: 45336

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: hardkelownaclimber on 2010-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awsome

Great climb best one I done at pet yet

Added: 2010-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: jiro on 2007-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of the best 12a in Squamish

Every time you try, you will find you can rest many places on the route.

Added: 2007-09-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: isayne14tennis on 1993-08-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Best 12a in Squamish.

Some of the other 12's in Squamish can be pretty jazzy. I'm thinking of climbs like Last Train to Hicksville, and a few others in the Smokes which are pretty repellant. And then you have Black Water. It is the best 12a pitch in Squamish. Contrary to the other reviews, the holds are not micro, but adequate, and quite positive. Its their frequency which makes Black Water so enjoyable and pumpy. The climb is sustained right up to a ramp close to the crux. The climb was originally given an 11d rating, and Id say that 11d better reflects the difficlty.

Added: 2007-08-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: maverick78 on 2004-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun and thin.

Climbs like a series of boulder problems.

Added: 2007-05-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: kachoong on 1997-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Black Water

Damn thin!! Too thin for me.... had to take a rest even on top rope.

Added: 2007-04-30

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