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Blood Ceremony 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: J.Snyder, Cuz Brigade
New Route: Yes
Season: Shade until early afternoon
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Submitted By: J. Snyder on Apr 26, 2016

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Blood Ceremony. Photo: Blake McCord blakemccord...


Devotion of sacrifice; Blood over an alter of sand.

Blood Ceremony is one of Sedona's most beautiful and difficult splitters. Nasty sizes and a slight off-set lean makes this a challenging encounter in the realm of splitter cracks.

Leave the ground through drifting tips and into the business, punch through some relief and into the final boulder problem. Cruise up into fun and easier terrain.

Plea for an end before your veins run dry.


Right side of Tempeh Wall. You'll know it when you see it.


Gear Size:
#00 C3 - #3 C4
Few Runners for top

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Jeff getting initiated
Rock Climbing Photo: Pre-ceremony party  Photo - Blake McCord www.blake...
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Fun splitter fingers!..... Photo - Blake McCord w...

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By Blake M
Apr 26, 2016

By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Apr 26, 2016

^^ Its all bags of sand man...

Blood Ceremony was a vicious battle for me personally. I found the sizing and the transitions to be very nasty and powerful. More attempts than any other sand line I can remember. All the cuzins made this thing happen.

Like any quality splitter crack the difficulty will depend on your hand size and how much tape you use, .11- or beyond. Pure sacrament shall stain your hands with blood!!
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 27, 2016

I always found a bloody hand to be a textural advantage in the sand land. You guys are racking em up, and knocking em down.

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