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Viking Blood 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: HTeale on Jul 1, 2010

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Crimpfest on Viking Blood. Photo by Jace Johnson

Description 

Start 12 feet right of the arete and go straight up the face.

Protection 

5 QD's + anchors. Bolts + chains.


Photos of Viking Blood Slideshow Add Photo
Ripping down on some crimpers Photo by Jace Johnso...
Ripping down on some crimpers Photo by Jace Johnso...
Straight up the face.
BETA PHOTO: Straight up the face.
Branden fighting the thin climbing on Viking Blood...
Branden fighting the thin climbing on Viking Blood...
Branden working through the sustained thin climbin...
Branden working through the sustained thin climbin...

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By Dylan Dwyer
From: Sailboat, South of the Equator
Mar 11, 2013

really fun route up an appealing line at the left side of the tower. didn't think the crux was down low, where getting to the 2nd bold was pretty blank, but up higher where it was at least vertical with small dirty crimpers. Great finish crux but it doesn't let you relax anywhere
By Sauce7
Mar 17, 2015

Definitely a 12c or higher. The first few bolts at the bottom slab sections are a bit run out, but if you find the great side pulls, I don't think it's any harder than a 11d or 12a. There is a pretty decent rest after the 3rd bolt, I believe, and then a fairly lengthy crux for at least 2 bolts if not more. Great holds at the top, so you don't have to worry about bombing off while you are clipping. I would climb this when the humidity is low, but that goes for most routes in Jackson Falls. Great route overall!
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