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Blind Trust 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Rich Kelly on Sep 15, 2014

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    Stem up to clip the 1st bolt. Then commit to the cruxy overhanging wall, clip the 2nd bolt, and step left to end the difficulty. Climb easily to the right-leaning corner. Climb through this corner (2nd slightly easier crux) protected by 2 bolts. Continue another 30' or so to the anchors up easier terrain. Lower/rappel to ground.


    Blind Trust is between The Young and the Rackless and Nighthawk (closer to the latter). It starts on the left side of the 15' overhanging wall where 2 bolts protect the start. There is 2 bolts protecting the right side of this wall (not sure what climb this is). Look for a right-leaning corner above the start that is protected by 2 bolts.


    This is a mixed route as it is a long way from the last bolt to the anchor. 2 bolts protect the overhanging wall and 2 bolts protect the tricky corner. Between them, you may want to put in a piece and you will want to put in at least a couple of pieces between the last bolt and the anchors (I used #1 cam and 0.3 cam). A very light rack will suffice.

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    By tkessel
    From: Windsor,CO
    Oct 30, 2016
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Spicy route! The overhang and the corner were fun to work out, a bit run out at top, but it can be protected.

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