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Blue Spirit 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 5 pitches, 600'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: CMDI team
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Submitted By: szheng on Mar 28, 2016

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Standing right in front of Pusayan, with the CMDI ...

Description 

Adventure multipitch on the CMDI wall! This route attracted us as being the most moderate sport multipitch at Getu.

WARNING: when Ryan and I attempted to climb the route in August '15 we got shut down at the 4th pitch, rated only 5a (or about 5.9). I was solid leading 5.11 at the time, but this pitch felt much more difficult and in the end we had to bail. Don't expect this to be a casual romp

Location 

CMDI wall, left of Wood Cutter

Protection 

bolts all the way!


Photos of Blue Spirit Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: halfway up
halfway up
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the summit of the CDMI Wall
View from the summit of the CDMI Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Exposure on Blue Spirit!
Exposure on Blue Spirit!

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By David Wieder
From: Salt Lake, UT
Nov 10, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Loved this route! The climbing is excellent and there is very little loose stuff for a climb this long that gets so little traffic - the first and last pitch aren't great. At the top of the route, walk to the actual summit, the view is out of this world. Watch your rope on the way down, maybe give yourself some extra time, with all the plants and features it could get caught on.

I think the OP was on the wrong route. I had no issues (led the whole thing) and thought the crux was actually the second pitch, probably at around 10a. Finding the route should be fairly obvious - there is a large dihedral near the right end of the crag. Blue spirit is to the left of the dihedral, the other route is right in it - you can easily see both bolt lines and, at/after the third belay, you can see the other route to your right.

Many of the belay stations (here, in the rest of Getu, some places in Yangshuo) have this crappy setup with with one bolt significantly above the other and no chains - so when rapping your only hanging on one bolt even if you go through both. And often only one bolt has a quick link. I left a couple of carabiners at belay stations on this route, you might want to bring quicklinks.

Do not try to approach the route from White Crag, there is no trail (despite there being one on the topo) and the bushwhacking sucks. Instead, take the road past Pusayan, turning left when there are intersections in the road. There is a trail up the drainage just past Pusayan - this trail is on the topo.

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