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Draw Blood 

WI3+

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 50'
Original: WI3+ [details]
FA: January 10, 2011
New Route: Yes
Season: Dec - Feb
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Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Jan 17, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: The line of Draw Blood

Description 

Very good climbing for the short length.
There are several other possibilities on this wall.
There are two steep parts, the lowest being near the top of the small right-facing rock corner, the other is the curtain on the overhang.
There was decent ice on the slab above the OH when I climbed it, but be aware that like all such slabs, the ice gets skinny before the top.
Were it twice the height, this would be a grand crag to climb at.

Location 

From trailhead, take trail leading west along the base of the mountain. After crossing a streambed and walking another five minutes, cut off right, over a small ridge. Work around a beaver pond, then cut directly upslope. You may have to zigzag a bit in search of the wall.
Draw Blood starts below a small, right-facing rock corner left of the cliff's center. Up high is an overhang that ice drapes over in several spots; this route takes the rightmost curtain.

Protection 

Screws (bring a shortie or two) and runners to sling the curtain.
Plenty of trees for TR options; a 120' rope and a static line should be all you need.


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