Kiss the Manta Ray

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Shipyard

The "end" of the crag

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Pay the Devil 5.13b (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Blake Bowling in 2016
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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One of the most striking lines in the Red. Named for the lower part of a ships stern.
Moves: Technical
Descent: Bolt anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: prajamani
Date: Oct 17th, 2017

Submitted by: rockman
Date: Apr 29th, 2017


Anonymous said on August 5th, 2014
If you're gonna say "One of the most striking lines in the Red", at least give us a photo.
climb2core said on August 5th, 2014
Spoon in mouth much? LOL, The route is put online AND has directions. Go for a hike, it will do ya good.
Anonymous said on August 9th, 2014
yeah, sounds like a great idea, go for a hike to check out someone elses super rad closed proj. thanks for the idea!
Anonymous said on August 12th, 2014
Right, because there is obvious nothing else to climb there besides this line
Spikeddem said on August 15th, 2014
DAMN, guys. Dude just wanted a photo...
shadow.ayala said on August 15th, 2014
i want to drag pads out and boulder it.
whoneedsfeet said on August 16th, 2014
I came, maybe twice
dustonian said on August 16th, 2014
you were faking
rockman said on April 29th, 2017
Sent this last Dec, it's called Pay the Devil, 13b
Anonymous said on April 29th, 2017
Dig the stylized painting of Blake crushing... I want that airbrushed on my van
climb2core said on April 30th, 2017
No credit for Ralph on the FA?
coolbreeze said on May 21st, 2017
Stylized picture = no beta. Good luck suitors! The new generation's B3. Blake Bowling's Best!!!
Anonymous said on November 16th, 2017
Sitting around the campfire, I was informed that a kid named Ralph Woodard did the First Ascent of Pay the Devil. Only Blake's name appears in the online guide. What gives? Should we petition for Ray to remove Blake completely from the history of said route, and list it as "unknown" the very least Ralph should be listed as the FA.
Anonymous said on November 16th, 2017
hey anon..its only the online guide that is off. the print book has Ralph listed. find something better to whine about. but yeah, Ray, can you add Ralph please?
Anonymous said on November 17th, 2017
Did Ralph Fucking Woodward, find the line, pay for the bolts , clean line , install bolts? If not then who fucking cares about Ralph Fucking Woodward.
Anonymous said on November 17th, 2017
Sounds like we need to have some new categories. FTSTL (First To See The Line), FTETL (First To Equip The Line). But thing is, it doesn't change who does the FFA (First Fucking Ascent). By definition, the first person to do it kind of has to to be the FA. Inconvenient semantics and all.... Look at Pure Imagination, Golden Ticket, and Lucifer.
Anonymous said on November 17th, 2017
Was it a closed or open project? If Ralph poached it, then he's a dick and shouldn't be recognized as the FA. Common courtesy to not climb red tagged routes. If it was an open project, good for him.
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2017
Depending on preference of equipper, FA and equipper may be listed