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Routes in Blood Wall

Bad Blood T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V4-5 6B+
Blood Meridian T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bloodbath T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bush League T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crack McMuffin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Glass Half Full, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Impulse T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Main Vein, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
OW Negative T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2+
Seppuku T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Slow Bleed T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Transfusion T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Venipuncture T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 700 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Ted Fisher, Matt Unger, Doug Hemken, Karsten Duncan, Larry DeAngelo
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Nov 21, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Start on the right (western) side of the right half of the Blood Wall, immediately to the right of an obvious left-facing corner. A long, sustained pitch leads to a belay alcove beneath a polished wall. The second pitch goes past the polished headwall, through a bush or two, then up a slickly varnished, left-leaning crack. The third pitch follows the world's friendliest offwidth (5.0) to more broken ground. Fourth class leads to the top.

For the descent, scramble down the Cactus Flower Tower west ridge route.

There is some good climbing on this route, but it is somewhat offset by occasional battles with hostile shrubbery.

Location

Scramble up the Blood Wall approach until you can move right (west) to the base of the route.

Protection

Std rack w/ small cams. Maybe a big cam for the easy offwidth

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