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Cocaine Gully
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Bloodshot S 
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Bound in Bogata S 
Chicken McNuggets S 
Cocaine Crack T 
Crack Babies S 
Deep Impact S 
Freebase S 
Hippos on Ice S 
Hobbit's Pockets S 
Powder Up the Nose S 
Quest to Fire S 
Skeleton Surfer S 
Slit Your Wrists S 
Thieves S 
Vomit Launch S 

The Blade 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tedd Thompson, Darius Azin 1987
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Submitted By: Ryan Palo on Oct 30, 2006

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Description 

Spectacular position and excellent climbing. This is the top portion of the seldom done route Slit Your Wrists (5.13b). Start on top of Skeleton Surfer. Stick clip the first bolt! Reach blindly out onto the face to find a great pocket, step across. Begin a series of funky arete moves for the first crux; considered somewhat beta-intensive. Highstep your way through the next crux and clip the anchors.

Location 

The exposed arete on the right side of Cocaine Gully.

Protection 

4 bolts, 2 bolt anchor. Stick clip is a must!


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Climbing the top portion of Slit your wrists
Climbing the top portion of Slit your wrists

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By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
May 29, 2012

I got on this yesterday and noticed that the first bolt off the ledge is fairly suspect. It spins in its hole and is quite wobbley. As it is the only bolt keeping climbers out of the chasm below, I would recommend stick clipping the second as well. Also, the last bolt on the route is missing its hanger. Super fun route, though.
By kent benesch
Nov 11, 2014

This route was re-bolted by Ted Thompson last year. So it is good to go!!!