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Blindspot T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hindsight S,TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Sport, TR, 500 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III
FA: FA: Chase Leary. Bolts and first 5 pitches: Victor Lawson
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Shared By: Victor Lawson on Jun 10, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is a one pitch variation to Blindspot. This blank, pasty bolted corner lies directly above the 5th belay on Blindspot. It's obvious...and hard. After laying in wait for a suitor since 2011, Chase Leary finally stepped up on 4-19-15 and sent this sexy rig. Reportedly similar in difficulty to Ecstasy. Easy to toprope it if you desire when rappeling Blindspot.

Location

Climb the first 5 pitches of Blindspot, then head straight up the golden corner. Ends at the last anchor of Blindspot. Alternatively, top out Blindspot...then rappel right over it and toprope away. But be careful...it's 30M long!

Protection

11 S.S. bolts. Bolted top-down. Ends at Fixe ring anchors. 30m.

Report just in: bolt 3 is hard to clip and a pre-placed long draw is recommended. The first ascensionist whipped near the third bolt without it clipped and landed on his belayer on his first attempt...so keep your shit together or pre-place a draw.

PS: If a driven individual that has climbed/worked the route thinks the bolt could be moved to be safer/easier to clip, then they have my blessing to move stuff around. STAINLESS STEEL EVERYTHING ONLY please! -V.L.

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Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
Bummer Vic. I on-sight, free soloed it last night after a case of PBR. One move wonder....it felt 10+ at the hardest. Jun 20, 2012