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Blood 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Rob Woolf & Nate Adams
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Nate Adams on Mar 13, 2006

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After the crux, a nice section of chossy jugs lead...

Description 

Get past the first 3 bolts, and the crux is over. Halfway up, most folks stay left and work the left-facing dihedral. However, the direct line is doable, but the difficulty increases significantly. Pushing directly up the face would mean 12-ish climbing.

Location 

Blood is currently the 2nd route from the left on the North Wall. Red Hangers.

Protection 

14 bolts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: At the end of the heinous opening crux.
At the end of the heinous opening crux.

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By Monomaniac
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From: Morrison, CO
Aug 10, 2009

This is a really long & fairly sustained line. The upper headwall seemed pretty spooky to me. I would not loiter around the base of this route while someone is climbing.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Jul 19, 2010

If you manage to get past the bottom 3 clips with out getting flash pump...it's in the bag (the rest is like 9ish?). The top can be pretty loose and dirty up right so stand clear at the bottom like Mono said. Good views from the top.
By Joe Forrester
From: Palo Alto
Jun 17, 2014

Route has cleaned up pretty nicely, but it is a good idea to have the belayer wear a helmet.
By A. Bandos
Jul 31, 2016

It's a shame that to keep the climb 5.11 you must avoid the beautiful gray arete by staying left in a crappy corner system. The way it was bolted also forces your rope to drag across the arete. The top was fun and easy movement, but it has plenty of bad rock.
By Mitchell Colby
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This route is absolutely fantastic! If you climb a lot of Western Slope limestone, the climbing past the 3rd bolt to the anchor is unforgettable.