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Hydro Shock

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Torrent Falls - LIMITED ACCESS


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Into The Mystic 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Greg Martin in 2000
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 0 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the steep bolted line to the left of Torrential with fixed chain draws.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Torrent Falls

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3.55 stars (11 votes)
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5.12c (6 votes)

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jefflehmkuhl said on May 20th, 2004
the finish on this thing does NOT stay dry during rain. However, despite some nasty rock in the middle, this route ROCKS!
Anonymous said on June 28th, 2006
yeah, i thought it was rad. really cool movement and rests. as a bonus, it goes all the way to the top of the wall.
Andrew said on November 5th, 2007
Awesome climbing and the rock is not as bad as it looks in the middle. The top is way rad. 5 star climbing for sure.
dustonian said on September 24th, 2012
some pretty horrible fixed gear of all varieties on this one at present, so heads up. in need of a major refurb.
Chuckdott said on December 2nd, 2012
Best choss I ever climbed. The movement is well worth the dirt on this one. Could use some new steel biners though.
coolbreeze said on September 30th, 2013
This route is badass. The new Petzl extendo draw on the second to last bolt are placeholders for steel that my partner and I are going to put up next time we're down there.
Anonymous said on October 1st, 2013
What was your impression of the condition of the bolts on it?
Andrew said on October 1st, 2013
Last time I was on it the last bolt could be pulled out with your fingers and put back in. Didn't really matter since you generally skip it anyway, but other bolts looked like crap to but at least they weren't unintentionally removable. Really cool route despite the bolts.
dustonian said on October 1st, 2013
I have bolts for this route if someone with adequate experience wants to do the work (perhaps the FA?)... Send a pm. Top third is particularly in need.
dustonian said on October 1st, 2013
hardly worth mentioning, but STAINLESS bolts of course ;)
Anonymous said on October 1st, 2013
I hung on every bolt to clean the route and fell on the last bolt. Nothing shifted or pulled. I am not experienced in equipping otherwise I would put some time into fixing up this route.
coolbreeze said on October 1st, 2013
Last comment was me.
coolbreeze said on October 2nd, 2013
Climbtech Permadraws coming to this route this weekend!
Anonymous said on October 2nd, 2013
I would assume that this question is redundant... but gotta ask. I assume you have cleared that with the land owner?
Anonymous said on October 3rd, 2013
hey Dustin if you are to busy to replace the steel on this, I'll be there in 2 weeks and can do it right when i roll in. Let me know either way, I'll have to run into you to get the hardware. troy
Anonymous said on October 4th, 2013
Yes cleared with the landowner. He wants the manky gear down. And Troy kudos for taking the initiative. Solid.
512OW said on October 15th, 2013
Great climbing on terrible rock. The only way this will clean up is if the entire wall falls down. Even the "solid" part up top is choss. The only solid hold on the route is the mud bucket you throw to at the top. I give it 5 asterisks. Worth it if you like adventurous sport climbing or if you've done all the other 12c's.