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Accidental Discharge S 
Black Cat Bone S 
Blue in the Face S 
Color of Pain, The S 
Cry Baby S 
Number 9 T 
Rhythm and Bolts S 
Starfish T,S 
Twelve Gauge IQ T 
Unicorn Blues S 
Written in Stone S 

The Color of Pain 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Matt Kearns, 1992
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Submitted By: Taylor Roy on Dec 16, 2011

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Climb past bolts in a pretty orange corner to a right trending crux over a small roof at the last bolt.


Rightmost bolted route on the Blues Cliff.


8 bolts and a two bolt anchor.

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By Drewsky
Mar 11, 2015

This climb looks kind of dirty from below but I gave it a cursory brushing on lead and one on the way down and it climbed really well after that. Unique rock yields different moves than other Index routes. It may not be a contender for the best route at Index, but it has intriguing moves and is certainly worthy of attention. There is one questionable fin of rock at the top that I pulled on but it could potentially be avoided. I replaced the one piece of anchor webbing with newer blue webbing. Anchor hardware is a little rusty but not terrible. Don't let the moss at the top deter you; all the necessary holds are clean.

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