Avg: 3.6 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft (52 m)|
|FA:||Jeff Thomas and Robert McGown, 1977|
|Page Views:||1,889 total · 19/month|
|Shared By:||peachy spohn on Jul 24, 2013 · Updates|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The east face is closed to climbing year-round due to possible sensitive/endangered plant species.
The NW face and West face routes remain open.
See Closure section below for more details.
Commence up left from the belay, get some tricky gear in, pull up onto the small square ledge, and get your smear on for the next 160 feet. The crux comes about 30-40 feet up, getting up a smooth section of the dihedral and through a small roof. Up higher, you'll have to navigate around a small sapling before hitting a perfect layback splitter to the Big Ledge.
Once on the Big Ledge finish up Dod's Jam or Dastardly Crack.
Blood, Sweat, and Smears has great moves, amazing position, but sadly is quite dirty. If more people climb it and clean it up there is no doubt that it would be a Portland Area CLASSIC, but until it and its approach pitch get cleaner I think its a bit committing.
Blood, Sweat, and Smears has the obvious small triangle roof in its dihedral.