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Bush League 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ted Fisher, Matt Unger, Doug Hemken, Karsten Duncan, Larry DeAngelo
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Nov 21, 2007

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Description 

Start on the right (western) side of the right half of the Blood Wall, immediately to the right of an obvious left-facing corner. A long, sustained pitch leads to a belay alcove beneath a polished wall. The second pitch goes past the polished headwall, through a bush or two, then up a slickly varnished, left-leaning crack. The third pitch follows the world's friendliest offwidth (5.0) to more broken ground. Fourth class leads to the top.

For the descent, scramble down the Cactus Flower Tower west ridge route.

There is some good climbing on this route, but it is somewhat offset by occasional battles with hostile shrubbery.

Location 

Scramble up the Blood Wall approach until you can move right (west) to the base of the route.

Protection 

Std rack w/ small cams. Maybe a big cam for the easy offwidth


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Rock Climbing Photo: Larry takes a classic pose after topping out on Ol...
Larry takes a classic pose after topping out on Ol...
Rock Climbing Photo: The western end of the Blood Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The western end of the Blood Wall.

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