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The Mud and The Blood and the Beer 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: David Germer on Feb 22, 2016

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On the Onsight, fun mixed route for HCR


Thin fingers and lay backing up to a flared pod, continues up to two bolts and some thin face climbing to a two bolt anchor. Slightly dirty at the top, good engaging climbing more folks should hop on his one!


Route is directly to the left of "Def Jam" in the Confederate Cracks area. Route sits directly up hill from the Boulder problems "War Bonnet" and "The Crescent"


Small finger sized pieces up to .75 and a few quickdraws for the 2 bolts. Fixed anchors at the top.

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By Creed A
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 24, 2016

This is a fun climb. My smallest piece was a .3 and largest was a #2 Camalot. The top bolted section was very mossy. Right now this climb is 2.5 stars IMO, but with some traffic and cleaning it could definitely become a classic. As far as the difficulty goes, I thought it was easier than "In The Crack or On Your Back" (10c), but that might be because OW is generally miserable. Either way I'd say it's hard 5.10
By David Germer
From: Omaha, Nebraska
May 4, 2016

I agree, the top section was super mossy and likely hasn't seen much traffic! Great climb, hopefully more folks will get on it and it will clean up more!!

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