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Aborigine S 
Among the Stars S 
Aphrodite S 
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Arnold’s Demise S 
Big E S 
Blow Tube Envy S 
Bound in Blood S 
Captain, The S 
Dreamtime S 
Esse Curve S 
Finnacle S 
First Mate S 
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 
Good Stuff, The S 
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 
Honeymoon Down Under S 
Just Happens S 
Mister MIA S 
Never Ever Slab, The TR 
Plunge, The S 
Red Venus S 
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 
Tempest Toast S 
Thin Line, The S 
Undulating Dingo S 
Virgin Bolters S 
Whale Rider S 

Bound in Blood 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Stewart Green, Martha Morris, Mike Heinrichs, Brian Shelton, Sept. '04
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Submitted By: Erik Tullberg on Jul 14, 2008

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Deb at what seemed like the crux. The right foot ...


(From Stewart Green's guide) Technical face climbing with small pockets and thin edges to a delicate ending slab.


This lies between The Good Stuff and the Big E - shares the anchors with Big E. It starts just to the left of a large tree.


6 bolts to 2-bolt anchor.

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By Erik Tullberg
From: Colorado Springs
Jul 14, 2008

I would suggest 5.8 or 5.9 as the climb's actual rating, though the FA was judged a 10a.
By Stewart M. Green
Jul 15, 2008

This one has gotten way easy. 5.8 is the new rating.
By Erik Tullberg
From: Colorado Springs
Jul 16, 2008

Thanks, Stewart. I was hoping that you'd see this. I'll make the change.
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