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Sands of Blood 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Marty and Gordon Larsen
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jan 18, 2006
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My wife Koren on one of her first leads.


The first line on the right. It starts fun, but eases up past the ledge to the chains.


All bolts 4? I think, plus chains.

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By EricD
Jan 20, 2006

This route is also known as Sands of Blood.

By Nathan Fisher
Jan 21, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Thanks Eric, Do you know who the FA is?

By EricD
Jan 21, 2006

I'm pretty sure Gordon Larsen put up the route, but I'm not positive.

By Nathan Fisher
Jan 21, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Thanks Again.

By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008

Easiest climb on the wall. The route is just okay and I recommend only as a warm up.

By Ben C
From: Portland, OR
May 26, 2010

good warm up, but be sure to get it at the right time of day. i pulled over the bulge and got a face full of sun!

By Aaron Shields
From: Lehi, UT
Jul 30, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Totally agree with the sun comment. We were there in late morning, and it about blinded the belayer. That aside, this was a great warm-up climb, with more huecos than I knew what to do with. Would also be a good first lead due to the easy climbing and well-placed bolting.

By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

I think the second or third bolt is currently spinning...Good warm up for the climbs to the left.

By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Aug 29, 2013

My son Marty, bolted this route and was the first to climb it several years ago. When he came down from the first red-point of the climb he had blood on his leg mixed with sand. The third bolt hanger does spin, but the bolt is well set and solid. In fact, I tried to remove it and replace it, but it won't budge.