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Blood Pudding 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Climb the middle of the face up to the ledge. Head straight up from here to the crux, or take the roof (red) to the right for a fun variation. This is good face climbing.

Note, rattlesnakes have been found right above this climb.

Rock Climbing Photo: This prairie rattler was right at the top of the c...
This prairie rattler was right at the top of the climb Blood Pudding. Watch for snakes everywhere in Castlewood.


Two bolts on top of the wall.

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By Aaron Shupp
Feb 18, 2002

The first half of this route is a walk up. There is one kind of awkward move getting onto the chest high lip that sticks out midway up the climb. The remaining six to ten feet are steep, but there are fairly big holds.
By Sean O'Dell
Jun 6, 2002

I agree - 2/3 of this route is a scramble. The crux move is a little stout, but that's about all there is. If a route's rating is that of its hardest move, this is a 9+. If a route's rating were the average of all its moves, this one's a 6.
By Lindsay
Feb 25, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is AWESOME!!! One of my favorites. There is a 2 bolt anchor on top which is accessed by walking farther along the trail to a scramble. Mak sure your slings extend far enough off the end of the rock or you will trash your rope. The right side of the rock(closest to the trail) is probably 5.9-5.9+. The left side is a scramble at first, but then you move over to the 5.9.
By Hank Fisher
Jul 26, 2004

Definitely a one move route, but that one move was interesting with a couple of different solutions. A good route if you are doing others in the area but not one to visit Grocery Store Wall specifically for.
By D. Auzins
Sep 4, 2011

My family loves this route. Days that we feel like pushing it we do Blood, other days we do Caramel. The best part is that the camp area is huge. My two year old runs the camp like it is home away from home.
By William Thiry
From: Lakewood, CO
Jun 8, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Two cruxes on this route. The first is a very thin balancing move over the bulge, the second is a power move on polished jugs to the anchors. A 5.11 climber at the area said it is sandbagged at 9+, and others agreed with that, including me.
By Chris Ham
Jul 9, 2016

I would agree with William. The crux move is pretty bold, and the rest of the moves from there are more sustained. Start on the right side (variation), and move left for a solid 10a.
By Mike Carrington
From: Centenntial
Aug 6, 2016

I got attacked by an angry swarm of wasps at the top of this climb yesterday. After that, I climbed to the top to find a 3 foot rattlesnake sitting just feet from the edge.

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