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Blood on the Tracks - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
T-rad (Camalots to #3 or even bigger if you carry on up the low-angle wide thing above the "real business")
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Overhanging Handcrack Variation on the Watch Me Wall Corner: about 40 feet up the corner, there is a ledge with two big flat rocks on top of one another, on the left side (the top one will teeter if you lean on it right). Above these is the crack itself, a 15-20 foot handcrack with a larger pod in the middle. As you reach it you will see that it overhangs maybe 10 degrees. Crack width varies but one good jam will let you reach another, and another. Plan to protect it well, with the smaller end of your camalots, as the fall would not be pretty. Strenous!

Descent Options:

Carry on up to new Watch Me Wall anchors (70m or two ropes required), or hunt for the Grunt Chamber walkoff . . .

Submitted by: leinosaur on 2008-06-22
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Route ID: 94330

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leinosaur on 2008-06-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars F.R.A.? (First Recent Ascent?)

I have been coveting this one since the gathering, and it was every bit as sweet as I imagined it. Very nice, protects well, sweet jams, nothing else just like it at Quartz.

Added: 2008-06-22