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Peter Vintoniv on Blood Meridian
This long standing Tim Toula project has been worked on by many. T4 noted when he heard the news, "I still have yet to see the moves at the upper crux" of this climb.
Since the advent of the new West Desert Guidebook, Peter V has been making short work of more than a few of these, all within merely a week's time. The true grade may await more of a consensus opinion as they originally were thought to be significantly harder. The star rating is as reported to me. PV almost felt a sense of disappointment that it went down so quickly, as he liked climbing this route so much.
Rappel the route with one rope. Just to the right of Snakeskin on the overhanging bullit proof wall.
A two-bolt belay marks the top of the pitch. A second 5.8 pitch takes one to the upper anchors above Anti-Venom, 5.10c (...marked wrong in the new guide, sorry).
QDs for 19 bolts. Peter V skipped 5 of them!
Absorbed into the rock on Blood Meridian
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 21, 2013
Beware of rattlesnakes at the base of this climb.
I removed old webbing from the anchors and added some nice chain. Bring your knee pads :)
Tim for the win! Thanks Tim for bolting another epic line at the ibex!