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First Blood 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Melissa Kelley
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Melissa K on Jun 4, 2013

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Melissa on the joyful layback section of her new r...


Interesting crack and lay-back climbing leads to technical crux to a series of finishing jugs.


This route is in the middle of the wall and begins directly to the right of "Praise the Lowered" and begins up the obvious crack.


7 bolts to anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Melissa on the first ascent of her new mega classi...
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By Brian Hestetune
From: Logan, UT
Oct 8, 2013

You can continue up to the top using the bolts for Bejing or the old scary looking bolts from the original route. One harder big move near the top might make the route an 11/11+ ?
By Melissa K
Feb 10, 2014

I removed the lowering biners from the anchors about a month and a half after this route was completed because they were extremely worn (and becoming sharp) after such a short period of time.

Do NOT top rope through biners left at the chains or the chains themselves. They are meant for lowering purposes only. Always use your own gear (quickdraws) to toprope and have an experienced party member do the cleaning. And always double check the hardware that you do lower through.
By Joe Cavender
May 14, 2014

No joke, Melissa. Awesome comment. I came up from living in Utah valley for a few years, and would see that in places like Rock Canyon alllllll the dang time. Talk about dangerous. Thanks!
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Apr 6, 2015

Nice addition to a wall that is lacking in true moderates. Fun warmup

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