Elevation: 5,531 ft
GPS: 36.098, -115.487 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Jun 18, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
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72°F - 52°F 22°C - 11°C
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63°F - 42°F 17°C - 6°C
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75°F - 57°F 24°C - 14°C
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78°F - 58°F 26°C - 14°C
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

The Blood Wall is a large cliff of dark red rock tucked in on the northern side of the western ridge of Cactus Flower Tower. With its northern exposure, this area is best suited for warmer conditions. Although the approach represents some exercise, there are some routes here with truly excellent rock.

Getting There

Hike up the Oak Creek Trail, passing the Solar Slab, until the trail drops into the streambed. Continue a short distance until the left (southern) side of the canyon is dominated by a wide slab capped by a large arch. Third class approaches can be made on either side of the arch. Probably the easiest approach involves walking almost all the way to the fork in the canyon, then following slabs up and back left to the wall. This route is generally class 2 and avoids most of the bushwhacking.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blood Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2+
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OW Negative
Trad, Aid 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Seppuku
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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Venipuncture
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5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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The Main Vein
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OW Negative
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2+ Trad, Aid 6 pitches
Seppuku
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Venipuncture
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
The Main Vein
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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MileHighMitch
Denver, CO
MileHighMitch   Denver, CO
HOWDY! Lost a blue northface jacket and purgatory water bottle on the approach to blood wall. We were actually returning and quite bit and I had not noticed my pack unclipped and dropped these items. :) they are crucial pieces of my big wall gear and I would love to get them back. if you find them, please message me on here and I will pay you to ship them back. I will toss you some bones as well. Climb on!

THIS IS A REPOST FROM A WHILE BACK. I have not heard anything and am trying various other pages. PLEASE let me know if found! Thanks! Mitch Aug 12, 2017