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Hell Wall AKA Quarry Wall
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Blindsided 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Equipped by Kutcher, FA unwittingly poached (see below)
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Sep 4, 2006

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Nate and Ted on Blindsided. May 16 '11.

Description 

This is the left tending extention of Blindluck. It offers a few more big moves which may or may not justify doing the lower crux. Watch out for the anchor. The fixe sport anchor biner is a bit stiff...

Location 

Center Hell Wall

Protection 

Bolts


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Rock Climbing Photo: Blinsided. Roofs, Hell Wall, and crazy sky. Photo:...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Blindsided, same start as Blind Luck
BETA PHOTO: Blindsided, same start as Blind Luck

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By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Jun 14, 2007
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

This route was bolted by Nate in maybe 2003? as an alternate finish for blindluck. Before he could send it we (Travis M, George F., and Remo) all climbed it not knowing it was a new line. Minutes after the last of our group sends it, Nate and Chad approach, and tell us they are here to do the FA of their new route. Feeling bad as we pull the rope off of it we inform him it has been done x3. Thus he named his route Blindsided. Many thanks to nate for putting up so many routes in the area, and again apologies for this one.
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Jul 30, 2007
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

Yeah Trav, that was a good day. We had no idea what Nate was up to. I kind of forgot all about that incident.
By GForge
Dec 17, 2007

Our bad! Sorry Nate! But it is a cool route.
By Chaz-O
Aug 22, 2011

Good route, definitely worthwhile. Brutal early crux, though safe. Sustained 5.12- climbing with a few moves that feel harder.

I found this challenging to clean from the top, due to the leaning nature of this route. If possible, back-lead to clean it.