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Bolt From the Blue 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Brett Hall
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Submitted By: phillip Hranicka on Jun 2, 2010

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Climb a tricky bulge at the start (11-) to easy ground and an anchor. Continue on fun jugs for a few bolts until the holds shrink for the obvious crux section. Keep your cool and fight the pump to the upper anchor. Lower with a 70m rope or lower to the first anchor with a 60m and re-thread.


The obvious black streak high on the Shipwreck Wall.



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By Mike Rowley
From: Boise, Idaho
Mar 7, 2016

Surprised that this route doesn't have any comments yet! The 1st pitch is pretty solid 5.11 but only for a couple moves. The anchors are conveniently located on a huge ledge. I took a seat here to ponder the meaning of life. The climbing to the second anchor is great. Really nice holds, great rock quality, fun, engaging moves. Get on this thing!
By Kevin MP
From: Redmond, OR
Sep 22, 2016

Agreed that the lower crux pulling through the first bulge felt nearly as hard as the upper crux, although the upper one is slightly more sustained and generates a good pump to finish. My point is, if you get through the first half of this route, have a rest at the midway ledge, then do yourself a favor and send the thing all the way to the top, it's good!

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