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Silent Circle

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Alcatraz


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Nerves of Steel 5.11b (Sport) **

First Ascent: Ian Kirk in 2014
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin as for Silent Circle but cut right and swing up the wall to a high ledge. Surmount the roof and finish with a couple bolts worth of airy edge climbing.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Oct 29th, 2014


climb2core said on October 29th, 2014
Boulder problem down low and then pull on huge pockets similar to Diablo or Amarillo to the ledge. When I did the FA I did not go as far left as everyone apparently did just after the ledge. They apparently took an easier and much dirtier line. Choose your poison, but the semi dynamic throw to the jug below the chain from small crimps is where the route got its name. Fall was fine for me. :)
pigsteak said on October 29th, 2014
top stays wet long after the rain has left..otherwise a fun line.
climb2core said on October 30th, 2014
A rainy day option is to trend up and right at the ledge to the anchors of Jericho. If it gets enough traffic, I may consider adding a bolt at the ledge to make for a lower set of anchors for those rainy days.
Anonymous said on February 24th, 2015
60 ft, 10 bolts. not being critical cuz i havent actually seen the line...but it got me thinking: does anyone have an idea if this route has the largest length to bolt ratio in the red? I have a feeling that it does.
Anonymous said on February 24th, 2015
Probably closer to 75 ft. I think it's well protected, certainly doesn't feel nanny bolted when climbing. Check it out and see if bolts need adjusting. FWIW, I think Flight Risk has lower number of feet per bolts with 13 bolts in 95 feet. The high bolt count was necessary to protect you from several ledges on that one. Ian
pigsteak said on February 25th, 2015
not even close...anything I have bolted after turning 45 will have a bolt every 3 feet.