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Blood, Sweat and Chalk 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jesse Morehouse on Jun 22, 2008

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Blood, Sweat, and Chalk. Fun stuff.

Description 

A deservedly popular and possibly slightly sandbagged route. Steep sustained climbing on big holds.

Location 

From the first bunch of climbs ascend to the second tier (aka Impact Zone) and this is the first route you see right in front of you ascending an orange streaked face with lots of chalk on it.

Protection 

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By Jesse Coburn
From: Manchester, NH
Jul 24, 2008

sand bagged.. agreed. pumpy with a good rest before the chains but i'd agree with a 10a rating
By P. Sully
Sep 7, 2011

FA by Angie McGuinness in the early 90's
By wildabeast
May 8, 2013

Awesome route! Fun and pumpy with a "big" move super close to the top. The view is breathtaking at the top... tell your belayer to wait before lowering and take a look around! Definitely a must do.
By TyrelJ
From: Alexandria, VA
Aug 25, 2014

Great route, rc.com says 7 bolts but there are actually 9 bolts to the chains, glad we counted before going up or I would have been a few draws short and the top section is definitely harder.
By Matt Rhodin
From: Golden, CO
Mar 15, 2015

I think 5.9+ is fair. That rest right before the crux lets you shake out the pump from the first section. But without it I could agree with a 10a rating.
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