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The Bends - 5.11c

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 20
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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E Begoon/G Powell
Rock (Sport)
PG13
1
7 bolts and anchors
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Same start as Decompression Sickness. At 4th bolt of DS, move L to clip bolt 5 of Bends, then pass more bolts to pull a roof and clip anchor chains. Currently under repair (Chains missing, welded cold shuts on top of ledge).

Descent Options:

Lower from anchors.

Submitted by: roninthorne on 2008-05-03
Views: 727
Route ID: 93508

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-05-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars cool route, thuggish roof

The route was cool. I agree that it is mostly better than decompression sickness, since you get most of the "interesting" climbing from DS on this climb anyway. However, the roof at the end is very thuggish and difficult. I found I didn't have the strength to campus my way through it at the end of the day and blew the onsight. Perhaps there is a more elegant way to do the roof?

Added: 2011-05-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: TobyBeard on 2010-11-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great route

Seems more classic than Decompression. Pumpy with quite varied climbing.

Added: 2010-11-29