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Anarchist , The S 
Blinded By The Puss T,S 
Bloody Beetroots, The S 
Captain Moonlite T,S 
Clark Bar Crack T 
Cold Vein , The S 
Dyno Problem TR 
Exposed TR 
Fear The Wolf T 
Food Pyramid T,TR 
Forearm Frenzy T 
Half crack TR 
Hollow Head Crew/Forearm Direct T,S 
Its Own Spirit T,S 
Jungle Face T,TR 
Kilometer Variation 
Kyles Corner T,TR 
Magic Central S 
Marmalade T,TR 
Modern Collective T,S 
Mudskipper, The T,TR 
Noriega - AKA - Bolt or Jolt TR 
P&H T 
Pisces T,TR 
Psycho Jap S 
Shape Shifter S 
Silver Wings S 
Sirius T,TR 
Sleep Walker ArÍte, The S,TR 
Spider T,TR 
Super Slab T,TR 
Super Vivid 
Tickery T,TR 
TRad Crack T,TR 
Twilight Singer T 
Wallow In The Hollow  T 
We Don't Toprope T 
Zeitgeist T 
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The Bloody Beetroots 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Shylo
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Echoinfi on Oct 9, 2011

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Yours truly falling off the mantle top out.


Right most arete on the Psycho Jap wall. A steep bouldery, core intensive, start leads to jugs and largest hold on the cliff (the Root) that you can sit on, knee bar, leg jam.. Continue up the arete on large holds to a tricky reach and mantle to an anchor with hidden pockets near it. A good and probably easier variation is to cut left at the 4th bolt and finish up on the last bolt of "Cold Vein" immediately to the left. This is the "Death Crew 77" variation that has a really neat pocket hold and nice holds to clip the anchor.



center of the cliff on the "Psycho Jap" wall.



Stick clip the first bolt.

Photos of The Bloody Beetroots Slideshow Add Photo
Crawling my way up...
Crawling my way up...
The Bloody Beetroots follows the right most arete....
BETA PHOTO: The Bloody Beetroots follows the right most arete....
Bloody Beet Roots
Bloody Beet Roots
Sticking the start, just need to stick the finish ...
Sticking the start, just need to stick the finish ...
Bloody Beet Roots
Bloody Beet Roots
Silas flashes the Bloody Beetroots
Silas flashes the Bloody Beetroots

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By guy bon
Oct 11, 2011
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

Fun, pumpy climbing. Another unique climb at Chatfield.
By John Biehn
From: Madison, CT
Oct 28, 2011

Most unique feature at Chatfield-- great addition and is super fun!
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Dec 10, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

In the video linked above all of the draws are facing the wrong way. "Spine towards the line" is basic sport climbing knowledge. The climber is to the right of the draws the whole way up and the gates are facing him. I don't mean to embarrass anyone but this should be pointed out so new climbers don't replicate it.
By Morgan Patterson
Dec 10, 2013
rating: 5.15c/d 9c 38 XII+ 39 E11 8b

And ur downgrading it too, to 10b? good catch though on the draws...
By guy bon
Dec 11, 2013
rating: Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c

Brian, you have offended me. it hurts knowing you think i'm endangering myself and setting a dangerous example for future CT climbers. However, i've hung up some draws on my home wall so I can practice clipping correctly. Maybe I'll make a video for everyone.

In any case, it's a good thing I didn't fall out of the knee bar, or off the 1 foot ledge I was standing on, or off the hero jugs at the end, or onto the correctly placed last draw, you know, the only one that matters on this route....
By Brian
From: North Kingstown, RI
Dec 11, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b


I'm sorry if I offended you but no matter if you can walk up 5.13s or not they were still incorrectly placed draws and potentially dangerous. You don't have to make a video, proper biner gate orientation is mentioned in every sport climbing 101 book and video already.

By T Roper
Dec 11, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

This is funny for two reasons.

- ratings at the Gunks maybe be on the YDS but I would never compare the ratings there to any other crag I've ever been to. I'd go as far to say that the ratings there are almost a number grade off most places. I do agree the B.Beetroots would be a 10b at the Gunks though. Guy Bon wouldnt know this since he has never done a route there! Hell, most of the 5.10 cracks I've done in Yosemite would get downrated to 5.9 at the gunks.

-the spline on the line thing... not once in 20 years of craggin have I ever heard of a draw coming unclipped besides a backclip. If you spend any time at new areas you dont know which way the line goes until your feet are already above the draw. I guess I need to brush up on some sport climbing 101 books myself, you can add me to the unsafe crowd too since I have never downclimbed to change the draw around. Its a good thing Guy has given up roped climbing for pebble wrestling huh?
By Leif
Dec 11, 2013

Just want to point out another thing about these photos. The "Leader" is SHIRTLESS and belayer, god have mercy on his soul, is WEARING A TANKTOP! I though Mountain Project was one of the last corners of the internet where I wouldnt get bombarded with shirtless men and their tanktop toting "partners". To hell with the direction of the draws put some clothes on before you take a slab whipper and tear the shit out of you bear chests!

-Leif "this was a fine distraction from studying" Anderdorf
By Morgan Patterson
Dec 12, 2013
rating: 5.15c/d 9c 38 XII+ 39 E11 8b

Leif... I think u meant "bare" not "bear" seeing as shylo shaves his chest...
By T Roper
Dec 12, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Actually for the first 15 or so years I only cragged on weekdays(maple and american fork get too crowded on weekends), it wasnt until I moved east where everyone is a slave to the man that it became weekends. Honestly though, I've been known to belay with a grigri with no hand on the brake side while not wearing a helmet on top of clipping in the wrong direction. I guess I like the thrill of it all.
By ckersch
Jun 9, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

There's a no-hands rest after almost every move, but 11a felt about right for the starting and finishing boulder problems, at least the way I did them. Finish felt like the crux, but I don't mantle very often.
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