This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Roadside Crag - LIMITED ACCESS

The Return of Chris Snyder

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Release the Kraken 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Erik Kloeker, Billy Simek in 2018
Length: 95ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Start directly beneath the Roadside waterfall, pulling a roof move off the tombstone to begin, then trend up and left through a few tricky sequences to reach a no-hands rest. From the ledge, set sail for an overhanging jug fest through the steepest part of the amphitheater. Choose your holds wisely as you vie for the chains, on what has proven to be a heart-breaker finish for many. 10 bolts currently perma-drawed, bring a few draws if you wish to clip the extraneous bolts.
Moves: Jugs
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Graining Fork Nature Preserve

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3.75 stars (12 votes)
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5.12a (9 votes)

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Submitted by: wsimek
Date: Nov 27th, 2018


Yasmeen said on December 3rd, 2018
Loved this addition to Roadside! The tombstone to start from was perfect, and the most-likely-to-break stuff had already been cleaned off - thanks, Erik and Billy!
whoneedsfeet said on March 13th, 2019
Very fun route, highly suggest. Thanks for bringing this line back to life.
Cromper said on April 19th, 2019
Great route. Would definitely get on again.
DrRockso said on August 17th, 2019
Sounds like the consensus came to 12a after it's cleaned up. Please change the grade on the online guide. - Erik
Jacob said on October 10th, 2019
Super fun enduro jug haul. There's still a bunch of crumbly stuff and will be a lot better as it continues to clean up. There's a few bolts without permadaws, but it's plenty well bolted without clipping them.
Anonymous said on February 27th, 2020
I see someone just ticked this. Open again?
Anonymous said on February 27th, 2020
Not to underestimate the stupidity of individuals, but it is also possible someone is simply updating their ticklist from a previous, pre-drama, era.
Anonymous said on February 29th, 2020
I ticked it, assumed the closure only applies during daylight hours?