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First Blood 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: aschwartz on Oct 22, 2008

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Eric tastes First Blood


Multiple cruxes throughout the route with great rests, culminating with a sick undercling to a slopey right hand move passing the ninth bolt, one more gas move passing the tenth bolt (previous anchors), then slab climbing on amazing black rock to the anchors...a MC classic on bullet proof rock, hard to beat. Fourth route from the left.


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By WAGbag
From: Denver, CO
Aug 25, 2011

This was listed in the old guide as 12b to the original anchor below the black rock. My opinion is 12c with or without the extension. Also note that the 'extension' is now the only route - the old anchors were removed. This applies to all the routes here that received extensions. Some of them got much harder so do not rely on the old guide grades.
By R.Walters
Aug 5, 2014
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Not all the routes that received extensions had their original anchors removed. SWTWC and Armageddon still have their old chains because the extensions are far more difficult. I agree 12c on 1st Blood to the old anchors. There's a move passing that spot now, but it's not as hard as anything lower on the route.

This wall is absolutely brilliant.
By Gneiss Yeti
From: Denver, Colorado
Jul 21, 2015

This is the most fun thing on rock. Simply amazing rock and beautiful movement. The extension just adds to the quality of the climb. Brilliant
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