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Cabin Boy Fever

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Shipyard

Black Pearl

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Sail 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Blake Bowling in 2013
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Perfect pockets.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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4.6 stars (20 votes)
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5.12c (12 votes)

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climb2core said on October 31st, 2016
As much as it pains me to say this, this route is quite spectacular. Sequential power enduro with on bullet rock with a full value finish. If you fall with slack out trying to clip the last bolt, you don't quit hit the ground, but you will look up at your belayer.
coolbreeze said on November 4th, 2016
Nice! Blake finally figured out how to set his bolt gun to 'classic'.
Anonymous said on May 5th, 2017
Hanging an extra long draw on the last bolt allows you to clip low from the decent righthand sidepull before taking on the bad slopey crimps. In that spot, is everyone actually matching those slopey crimps? There were two tick marks there, but that beta seemed prohibitively hard. Did I miss something?
tazunemono said on October 2nd, 2017
In what alternate reality is this 3 stars? Amazing route, stellar rock, great pockets, and one of the best high cruxes around. Would be a tough on-sight. Best route on the wall.
ray said on October 4th, 2017
All routes go in initially as 3 stars then they're adjusted as votes decide.