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Dead Souls 

YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.14a French: 8b+ Ewbanks: 32 UIAA: X+ ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: Scott Franklin
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Submitted By: Austin Lee on May 22, 2010  with updates from slcpunk

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(AKA Blow of Death) Starts on the left side of a small roof with several shorter moves on small holds leading up to a mono. Consistently hard, the crux is a big deadpoint lower down followed by easier climbing to the single bolt anchor.


To the left of "Cop Killer" and to the right of 'El Diablo Direct', starts on several small sidepulls and has an obvious mono right around the second bolt, which is easy to see from the higher terrace to the left.


6 bolts and two bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bring back the 90's! (Photo by Thomas Holmes)
Bring back the 90's! (Photo by Thomas Holmes)
Rock Climbing Photo: David Morison on Dead Souls.   Kodak Tri-X 400
David Morison on Dead Souls. Kodak Tri-X 400

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Sep 9, 2011

More scary than hard (sketchy dead point/hard clip). Get your V10 boulder on and it's a done deal.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Mar 12, 2013

The first female ascent of Dead Souls (or Blow of Death) was by Amy Cockerham in September 2007.
By Jeremy Noring
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 17, 2014

The first ascent was Scott Franklin.

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