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Blood Drive 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: T. Goss, D. Binaz
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Mar 19, 2009

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Three routes, sharing the same four bolts, start off the fun at The Watchtower. Blood Drive resides as the second tallest and most direct route on it's north/east face. Begin climbing the slab using shallow pockets and "cake battered" feet. Climb straight up the wall passing a mid-station anchor and head for a drain shaped water runnel. Enter the runnel and put your stemming shoes on. Make delicate work of this long, tedious crux and be rewarded with a set of chains.

  • climb this route to the first anchor for a fun 5.8

  • A mid-station anchor allows the use of one 50m rope.


Blood Drive is the center route up the tallest wall at the The Soul Asylum.


Fourteen bolts, an intermediate anchor, and a top anchor with chains. A 70m almost makes it to the bottom, but down-climbing is required. The mid-station anchor allows use of a 50m. Climb the route in its entirety, lower than rap from the mid-station anchor.

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Nov 10, 2009

The 10a that goes left after bolt 4 is fun but sharp. Great position!
By Jamone
From: Midvale, UT
May 5, 2010

I agree. The left route after the rap anchors is a LOT of fun
By kpsully2005
From: Long Island City, New York
3 hours ago

Hey folks:

I was climbing by the Watchtower on Friday, 17 April and lost my wallet. It's a slim, black, bi-fold with a Washington ID, Chase debit card, YMCA membership card, and other misc stuff. My name is Kevin P Sullivan. If you find it please email me: kpsully2005@gmail.com. I went back today and didn't see anything.

I climbed the following routes, and it could be anywhere around these places:
Afterlife, Free Spirites, Petrified, Blood Drive, Myogi (it's in the Todd Goss book, some 11d above the fixed line on the right most arete with giant huecos) Arch Enemy, and Righteous Indignation,

Thanks in advance!
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