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Cosmic Sausage

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode

Transworld Depravity

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Hell or High Water 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Shadow Ayala, Jesse Koerner in 2012
Length: 110ft
Bolts: 13 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This new edition to the Madness Cave actually clocks in as a 5.12 which is a first for the cave. Begin 15 feet left of Transworld with a boulder problem start to reach a no-hands rest. Travel through great stone surpassing a short chossy traverse to reach the meat of the route which consists of 80 feet of steep climbing on big holds. Just what you would expect for the cave only you won't meet any of the power sapping cruxes found on the lines to the right. Take it to the second set of chains to do Hell or High Chains, 5.13a. FA Adam Taylor
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Sep 4th, 2012

Submitted by: ray
Date: Sep 4th, 2012

Submitted by: ray
Date: Sep 4th, 2012

Submitted by: ray
Date: Sep 4th, 2012


shadow.ayala said on September 4th, 2012
this line climbs the drip line at the top of the cave. if it is raining hard or has been raining for multiple days, it will be wet. chances are that the upper part of this route will only be climbable 3 months out of the year, like 'Black Gold' for example.
Anonymous said on September 5th, 2012
Sick! bout time this thing got bolted. hell yea