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Sea_Flea_[Tim_Emmett]

One of the best 5.12 sport routes on the Howe Sound is Return of the Sea Flea, put up by Andrew Boyd in 2011. Here, Jimmy Martinello makes his way up the slightly overhanging, ocean-polished granite, trending on delicate moves above the dark waters. From Britannia Bay, it’s a 30- to 45-minute paddle or a quick, five-minute ride in a power boat. As with all the Howe Sound crags, check the weather and marine/tidal forecasts before heading out. The weather can change in an instant, with serious consequences—especially if you’re paddling, bring dry bags, extra warm clothing, life jackets, and leashes to connect to the paddleboards.

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