Blades of Steel
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Dan Schuerch cleaning draws after lowering. I'm n...
Not so well protected sport route. Bolts are good. Thin moves that will require a little thinking.
On E. side of Lost Dome. Right ~50' of "For A Rocker" and "Made in the Shade" slightly uphill.
Quickdraws, 3 bolts. 2 bolt anchor at top. Can rap down w/ a single 50m rope.
|Comments on Blades of Steel
From: OKC, OK
Jun 14, 2007
3 bolts. According to Steve the route originally had 1 bolt. Must of been a hell of a stout route! It is hard and thin with 3 bolts.
From: Golden, Colorado
Jul 1, 2007
Yeah, this route description says that the route is well protected with the three bolts, however, that might be true if you stick clip the first two bolts as the description writer did. The route may not be runout per se, but it has a certain spicey quality to it.
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 30, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d PG13
Surprising that I almost decked, since it's so well protected.
|By Jordan Ramey|
From: Calgary, Alberta
Jul 31, 2007
I changed the description since the consensus is that the bolts are not adequately spaced.
|By Andy Chasteen|
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 28, 2008
Crux comes after the first bolt, but once you get to the point of clipping the second bolt you are on fairly solid ground, albeit you might have a decent case of Elvis Leg going. Ground fall would probably never happen unless you have a dozing belayer. Hitting the tree, on the other hand, is a possibility.
|By Craig Childre|
From: Lubbock, Texas
May 7, 2008
It isn't a deck if you blow the 2nd bolt, but it will put you back down into the tree with your belayer. Watched my buddy deck into his finace this past weekend. Stick clipped the 2nd. Originally the crack had some copper heads beat into it, which only remnants remain.
|By steven charles|
Oct 31, 2008
I dig this route. Fun slab moves, and gets the heart racing.
|By Tony Mayse|
Jan 16, 2012
The tree that was once behind the route is now gone due to the fire last year (2011). The route did have copper heads protecting the upper moves, bolts were placed to replace the old heads and installed at pretty much the same height as the heads as not to change the nature of the climbing. Not a sport route.