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Vascular Massacre 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2006
Season: All year
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Submitted By: C Miller on Sep 30, 2008

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Description 

Start up a series of flakes trending left to join a shallow right-facing corner system (which becomes more pronounced higher) to a small ledge, rest up and then launch up the short but steep two bolt headwall (crux) to anchors.

The climbing is mostly 5.10 or so as you stem and lieback your way to the bouldery and surprisingly pumpy crux section. Although it's a little crunchy in spots more traffic should help to clean it up.

Location 

Far right side of the Shield; 3 routes right of Spunky Monkey.

Protection 

11 bolts, ring anchors


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By Phil Esra
Dec 21, 2013

Fun climbing to almost-no-hands rest before steep 3-move pumpy finish crux.
By G Halsne
Jun 26, 2014

Great line. Liked it a lot. Not as pumpy as the name implies... But the finish will get you!

Climbers beware, some chossy dust, sand and loose rocks await you above the ledge. Not worth trying to find holds above the anchors. Not to beta spray, but a reachy desperate grasp will send choss down on your belay.