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Blood Dries Darker 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: William Mondragon, John Weaver
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Submitted By: William Mondragon on Feb 23, 2016

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  • Description 

    Blood Dries Darker is an epic journey that starts on Metropolis.

    Climb Metro's first crux to the 7th bolt (5.12b to the big hueco with a tree in it), then branch right into the orange & black streak via a long move to a slopey rail. Once the colorful rock has been gained & the pump has been shaken, begin up a long, wandering, technical section. After the crux, the route ends with 5 bolts of resistance 5.12- finishing just right of Metropolis.

    Location 

    Start on Metropolis and branch right at the big hueco. You can get down with an 80m rope.

    Protection 

    18 bolts, proper fixed anchor. Extended draws on the 6th & 7th help with rope drag.


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    By john weaver
    Feb 24, 2016
    rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

    This is an amazing route - glad to been able to help with the FA - and hope to repeat it soon!
    It has some small holds and very tricky foot moves - and a rewarding finishing headwall is the icing on the cake!

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