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Blanket of Secrecy S 
Pay Attention S 
Pay Homage S,TR 
Reaper, The T 
Regulation 9 aka Left of Scandinavian Dreams S 
Scandanavian Dreams S 
Too Easy T 
Vulture Club T 
Vulture Culture T 

Blanket of Secrecy 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Tod Anderson, Richard Wright and Mike Lane, 3/93.
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Submitted By: Chris Dawson on Apr 10, 2001

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Description 

Blanket of Secrecy is the route just right of Pay Homage.

Start up a thin crack past three bolts (11c crux) to a large ledge. Here it is possible to spend the night and rest up for the crux bulge. Pulling straight out of the cave is 12b, which you can avoid by moving left to a flake. The upper wall involves a few more crimp moves past two bolts. The crack is a little sharp, but there's not much jamming. It is worth ticking.

Protection 

6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.


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By Old and Busted
From: Centennial, CO
Sep 24, 2004

Blanket of Secrecy was installed by Tod Anderson, Richard Wright and myself just under the wire of the bolt ban, c. 1990. Both me and Richard bungled attempts for the FA, Tod laughed at us and bagged it (like HE needs another).
By Kyle P.
From: Lander, WY
Nov 11, 2007

My first .12 and worth every hangdog I threw at it. The beginning only looks like a crack from afar, but turns out to be nothing but sloping pods filled with wasps. Climb on and you'll find the rest of it to be just as fun, with choice dynos for jugs and awkward cave exits that got me twisted like Gumby. Loved it.
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Jul 31, 2008

FA - March 1993.