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Irish Blood 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: MJM & RAMM, 8/10
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Submitted By: MJM on Aug 9, 2010

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Mmmm rope.


Start under the high first clip. Climb up the short corner through a sustained start with some reachy holds and tricky feet to C1. Move past C1 and then left with much better holds to C2. Continue straight up the dihedral with steeper rock on great holds through C4 and then to the anchors.

Irish Blood extension
Clip the right chained anchor and climb 2 clips to the anchors of Deutsches Blut, .10-.


Middle Ice Cave.

Park at the Feline parking lot, cross the bridge, and go left for 10 seconds and find the route on your right.

In between Rachel's Route and Deutsches Blut.


4 clips to anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Irish Blood.
BETA PHOTO: Irish Blood.
Rock Climbing Photo: C1.
Rock Climbing Photo: C2.
Rock Climbing Photo: Reach!

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By D-Storm
Sep 11, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My girlfriend enjoys leading this route and thinks it's more like 10a. There are hard moves at the start and finish, with a tricky clip at the third bolt (mid-crux). It would be bad to blow that clip, and it is awkward and strenuous, so 5.10a might be a more appropriate grade.
By BJ Sbarra
From: Carbondale, CO
Sep 12, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

10a for sure, thanks, Derek!
By Andy B
Jun 29, 2015

Even though it's short, there is two distinct sequences that put you way off balance.

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