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Blind Faith 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 420'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Alex Catlin & Nathalie Challulau - 2003
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Submitted By: Robert MacKinnon on Jun 16, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Blind Faith Sport, 4 pitches, 420' 11a


P1: 5.10a – climb the crack that splits the face to a large ledge.
P2: 5.11a – climb the face and pull the big roof (if you go right instead of directly up the roof it is a letter grade or two easier) (don’t follow the bolts out left as they don’t go anywhere).
P3: 5.10a – climb the face with cracks.
P4: 5.9 – not such a great pitch but it does get you to the ridge.


Starts 9 meters left of where the stairs first hit the wall.


Bolts with anchors.

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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Mar 5, 2016

The anchor on the top of the 4th pitch has been replaced due to the considerable efforts of community minded climbers. I'm not sure that the block that the new anchors is placed in is attached firmly to the mountain. The block appears to be disconnected and fractured from behind and it would be advisable to rappel from this anchor until further inspection can be provided. Or, just don't do the 4th pitch which isn't very good anyway.
By silversimple
Apr 22, 2016

New 4th pitch anchors are bomber.
Jan 12, 2010

DANGER--don't go right. do the direct version. the right hand line is very unstable with large blocks coming off after the routes split and there are always lots of people below on the cat wall.
By mountainhick
From: Black Hawk, CO
Feb 3, 2016

Great fun. I found the crux to be pretty continuous for 25-30'. Third pitch is fantastic, great airy position, and pretty continuous with a little stinger near the top. Just excellent!
By Henri Alexander
From: Dallas
Mar 13, 2016

Preparing for a trip out to EPC. Can anyone tell me what the descent is? Also, will a 70m rope do it?

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