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Sands of Blood 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Marty and Gordon Larsen
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jan 18, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Sands of Blood toproped


The first line on the right. It starts fun, but eases up past the ledge to the chains.


All bolts 4? I think, plus chains.

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Rock Climbing Photo: atop Sands of Blood
atop Sands of Blood
Rock Climbing Photo: My wife Koren on one of her first leads.
My wife Koren on one of her first leads.

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By EricD
Jan 20, 2006

This route is also known as Sands of Blood.
By Nathan Fisher
Jan 21, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Thanks Eric, Do you know who the FA is?
By EricD
Jan 21, 2006

I'm pretty sure Gordon Larsen put up the route, but I'm not positive.
By Nathan Fisher
Jan 21, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Thanks Again.
By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008

Easiest climb on the wall. The route is just okay and I recommend only as a warm up.
By Ben C
From: Portland, OR
May 26, 2010

good warm up, but be sure to get it at the right time of day. i pulled over the bulge and got a face full of sun!
By Aaron Shields
From: Lehi, UT
Jul 30, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Totally agree with the sun comment. We were there in late morning, and it about blinded the belayer. That aside, this was a great warm-up climb, with more huecos than I knew what to do with. Would also be a good first lead due to the easy climbing and well-placed bolting.
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I think the second or third bolt is currently spinning...Good warm up for the climbs to the left.
By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Aug 29, 2013

My son Marty, bolted this route and was the first to climb it several years ago. When he came down from the first red-point of the climb he had blood on his leg mixed with sand. The route was re-bolted today (2-13-2015) with stainless steel glue in bolts. I moved a couple of the bolts to the left so it may now be a little more feasible to top rope it.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Aug 14, 2014

Due to the left leaning nature of this climb, it isn't really a good route to top-rope. The 10's to the left of it are better for top-roping activities.
By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Mar 2, 2015

I rebolted the climb a few days ago. I used stainless steel glue-ins (Wave Bolts) by climbtec. It has 5 bolts to chain anchors. I also tried to position the bolts to make it more top-rope friendly but the climb does naturally traverse a few feet to the left. I hope people continue to enjoy this less than average route as I notice that it gets heavy traffic. Probably because it is the only "easy" climb at Chuckawalla.
By JSaarela
From: Park City
May 23, 2015

Decent warm up. Crux is coming over the bulge. Would recommend against toproping or lowering off this route as ropes have cut a notch into the rock over the bulge. Nice route to teach friends to lead and rappel.
By SantaClaraclimbs
Feb 21, 2016

This video may be TOO long to watch. But if you can speed it up, you can see this is her first rock climb ever. It is a nice fun climb.

I love to take people here for the first time. First success.
By Chandler Harr
Apr 12, 2017
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun route, really easy with lots of jugs. It was great for my siblings who don't all have climbing shoes.

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