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Chain Mail

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Global Village

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Deep Six 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Frank Waters in 1992
Length: 110ft
Bolts: 11 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route ascends a slighty overhanging face 20 feet right of Chain Mail.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Rap anchors-double ropes required
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
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4.78 stars (41 votes)
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5.12b (32 votes)

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Submitted by: Willy
Date: Dec 30th, 2013


bberlier said on May 9th, 2003
Great route, one of my best onsights, just goes on forever.
Power2U said on October 20th, 2003
Killer climb! Plenty of big holds mixed in with the crimps. Anyone who thinks the Red is left right left jug hauling should get on this one!
bhuff04 said on November 6th, 2007
Unique line for the Red. Long moves on bad holds to good rests. 70m rope will get you up then down. Highly recommended!!!
Yasmeen said on November 23rd, 2009
5 star somewhat obscure gem-- this route alone is worth the long hike!
Climbingrocks said on November 29th, 2009
Veeerry soft for the grade. But one of the best climbs in the gorge
dustonian said on March 21st, 2010
Awesome route! Anchor needs some work, but other than that the bolts seemed mostly good--except for the one on the upper crux runout of course
512OW said on April 13th, 2011
Phenomenal route. Doesn't get the spray it deserves....
Sandymalone88 said on March 13th, 2012
Some spectacular rock gripping! Tall and adventurous! I thought it felt pretty solid for the grade.
dustonian said on August 28th, 2012
New stainless steel glue-ins 8/2012... mega props to Yasmeen for the hard work!! Please leave a biner or quicklink on the bolt if you have to bail.
Cromper said on July 19th, 2013
Pretty damn perfect.
Anonymous said on January 21st, 2014
Phenomenal route! Doesn't really have a well defined crux but basically throws at you three v2-3ish boulder problems stacked on top of each other with jugs in between. Great rests to be had, especially with a little creativity. Gets loads of sun to so its a great route for the winter when Global village isn't swamped with newbies. Should have six stars -Willy
Anonymous said on January 21st, 2014
those "boulder problems" are more like V1 at best
Willy said on January 21st, 2014
Oh ya and I forgot to mention this should be downgraded to 11b. I can say this is wayyy soft brah cause my cock is HUGE
whoneedsfeet said on January 21st, 2014
yeah Will it looks like a penis only smaller.
JonesyA said on June 9th, 2014
Very nice line! 12b fo sho.
goofdabeta said on November 26th, 2017
This has to be one the most under rated 12- climbs in the gorge! Fun start to easy movement through all day rests, followed by two bolts worth of technical crimp pulling. Considering it's height and near perfect holds, I'm not sure why this is more heavily trafficked. Looks like some good lines could be put up on both sides, too.
Anonymous said on May 9th, 2018
Hippocrite and Ro are constantly gangbanged, meanwhile Deep Six is right down the road, dope af, and probably gets less than half the traffic. I'm biased toward long climbs, but I like this thing way better. This is like a longer, easier version of Orange Juice.
sbailey077 said on June 11th, 2019
Will a 60m get you down on this or is a 70m mandatory?
pumpout2004 said on June 11th, 2019
I think you need a 70. Lowered with a 70 recently and there were prob 4 or 5 meters left of the rope.
Anonymous said on June 11th, 2019
Lowered off this route with a chopped 70 one time and had about two feet of rope left over when my feet touched. I don't know exactly how much I had chopped, but I'm guessing it was still more than a 60.
heavyc said on December 29th, 2019
This or Gallows March best 12b in the Red IMO
Anonymous said on January 2nd, 2020
AidClimber said on March 6th, 2020
Yo someone ring Porter and ask him if I’m supposed to go left or straight at crux
sbailey077 said on March 9th, 2020
Holy balls this thing is amazing. I think I went slightly left at the crux but pretty much along the bolt line, there was some chalk way left but that seemed rather off route to me
Anonymous said on March 22nd, 2020
Who the hell would go far left away from the bolt line? Porter placed the bolts straight up the line so you would go straight up the line not way out left. I hear there is some great 5.6 aid climbing in Yosemite!