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Start at the anchors for Pincushion, and head up through 9 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. Beware of questionable rock between bolts 4 & 5. The exposed crux moves are between bolts 7 and 9.
The name "Blood Doll" is taken from the Anne Rice vampire books and is appropriate since we witnessed a bloody bike accident after sending the route.
9 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.
|By Anonymous Coward|
Sep 20, 2004
Funny to hear that the name is related to the bike accident. I climbed it about an hour after the crash, in one pitch from the ground (with a 60 meter you can get lowered back to the top of Pincushion, although the belayer needs to be mighty careful). It had a whole buch of quickdraws on it and a red string on the first bolt (which is always good motivation...). The climbing up top is quite fun, delicate and not very obvious.
Sep 20, 2004
AC, are you trying to imply that you did the first ascent? You did not, my anonymous friend.
First off, I redpointed the route at least a day (or days?) before Dan sent it, and we leave the tag on projects until we have both redpointed it.
Second, what the hell are you doing climbing on someone's project that has a red tag on it?
|By Dan Levison|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 1, 2008
I lowered the crux bolt (last bolt) about a foot so it is now possible to clip before starting the deceptive crux moves. Be careful when lowering off this pitch (when linking this with Pincushion) as a 60 M rope will just make it to the Pincushion anchors.