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The Blade 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tedd Thompson, Darius Azin 1987
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Submitted By: Ryan Palo on Oct 30, 2006

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Alan Collins on the Blade

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Spectacular position and excellent climbing. This is the top portion of the seldom done route Slit Your Wrists (5.13b). Start on top of Skeleton Surfer. Stick clip the first bolt! Reach blindly out onto the face to find a great pocket, step across. Begin a series of funky arete moves for the first crux; considered somewhat beta-intensive. Highstep your way through the next crux and clip the anchors.


The exposed arete on the right side of Cocaine Gully.


4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. Stick clip is a must!

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Anderson cruising the Blade.
Mike Anderson cruising the Blade.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the top portion of Slit your wrists
Climbing the top portion of Slit your wrists

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By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
May 29, 2012

I got on this yesterday and noticed that the first bolt off the ledge is fairly suspect. It spins in its hole and is quite wobbley. As it is the only bolt keeping climbers out of the chasm below, I would recommend stick clipping the second as well. Also, the last bolt on the route is missing its hanger. Super fun route, though.
By kent benesch
Nov 11, 2014

This route was re-bolted by Ted Thompson last year. So it is good to go!!!
By Alan Collins
From: Bend, OR
Mar 5, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The blade now has 6 bolts and the anchors. Not a heady lead anymore

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