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Bloodline 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Rob Mulligan
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Submitted By: Tane Owens on Sep 16, 2013

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Bloodline climbs through the large pod in the cent...

Description 

Bloodline is the first route ever to be climbed at The Hood. Begin on the cheater stones and power your way through the low crux on bad feet and tricky holds to a good vertical slot. Move up through the pod and make your way right through good pockets and fun movement. Some think a slightly harder rating may be in order.

Location 

This is the second route to the left of the Souls Cave and is landmarked by cheater stones at the base.

Protection 

6 chain draws


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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 1, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

I'd say no harder than 12b, the bottom crux involves repositioning your hand in the funky pocket and a high undercling. if your feet are in the right spot, this isn't too bad, and then it's just a couple more moves to the jug. Much more technical than powerful, I'd say. If you tried to power through this, I'd be willing to bet this would feel much harder than 12b.

Well worth doing, you're on top rope for the crux (stick clip the first bolt, as it'd be a really hard clip), and the climbing above is stellar.
By rob mulligan
Sep 29, 2014

The original rating was 5.11d. The original finish (straight up) was removed in favor of finishing it at the same anchors on Borderline. It is my understanding that Dan McQuade did this because he thought it was neato to keep climbing pockets for a few more moves, but why he removed the original finish is probably an ego thing. Too bad, because the original finish is much more aesthetic in my opinion, AND the "new" line always existed by just climbing to the other anchor.