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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Alcatraz

Nerves of Steel

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Silent Circle 5.12d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington in 2014
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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From the power grid walk back down to the road and continue right along the wall looking for a short trail after about 100 feet. This trail leads to a nice overhanging section of cliff which unfortunately is characterized by swampy ground at the base. It's short but promises to pack a punch that hits you square in the eye right at the chains.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Oct 29th, 2014

Submitted by: ray
Date: Oct 28th, 2014


ninesixfour said on October 7th, 2017
Really fun little route. Thank you Ray.
Cromper said on March 11th, 2018
Very fun route, thanks for this one Ray!