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The Abyss

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Deep End

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Adult Swim 5.13a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Scott Curran in 2013
Length: 90ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the middle steep line on the main wall. Begin with high iron oxide edges then pull up into a nose-feature where the difficult climbing begins. Crank through a few bolts worth of pocket tweaking to reach a well needed rest before the steep headwall. An onsite killer awaits before the last bolt.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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4.42 stars (24 votes)
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5.13a (22 votes)

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Jul 5th, 2014

Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Dec 6th, 2013

Submitted by: Cromper
Date: Dec 5th, 2013


Cromper said on March 2nd, 2014
Best route I have ever bolted.
ray said on April 20th, 2014
I agree man, killer line. Hard boulder problem on shallow pockets and a nice heartbreaker up high.
zdordai said on July 17th, 2014
I saw the bottom bit breaking down to three bouldery moves separated by ok rests, followed by that heartbreaker move where climbing slightly right was super key. those holds up high were so cool! another fantastic line on this section of wall, thanks to the developers.
pumpout2004 said on March 24th, 2015
Power2U said on October 15th, 2015
Another aesthetic killer line on this wall. Quality movement :-)
Sandymalone88 said on May 16th, 2016
My favorite of the three routes on this prow.