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Blood Stains and Bones - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Jake and Kim Mergenthaler & Randall Green, 2003
Rock (Sport)
Bolts to chains.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5


Very scenic route that follows an orange section of rock up a wide gully. From the bottom it appears that you'll work your way out of the gully to the left, which you do for a short period, but then you find yourself back in the gully a bolt or two before the chains. Coming out of the gully your blind and makes for some excitement your first go.

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Submitted by: getoutmore on 2008-09-23
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Route ID: 96071

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: emery on 2008-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A wise belay stands off to the side

Crumbly start, but not too bad. I agree that the last and/or second to last bolts are placed oddly- the drag at the top caught me by suprise- got pulled off. Good times. ><

Added: 2008-09-29

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: getoutmore on 2008-09-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Blood Stains and Bones - 5.9

Great route with awesome scenery. Working up the gully can be a bit balancy, but the real excitement, at least for me on my first time on the route, was at the top where one is blind to the rest of the route coming out of the gully. Possibly the last or second to last bolt is in the wrong place, maybe not. Despite this, great route.

Added: 2008-09-23