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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at Volunteer Wall

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Bleed Like Me 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Blake Bowling in 2006
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This difficult line is the last line on the left before the large ampitheater at Volunteer Wall. Climb the bulge infested face making delicate use of pinches and pockets.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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5.12c (7 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Feb 4th, 2007


Anonymous said on September 26th, 2007
I climbed it on the 23rd of Sept. Sorry if it is still a project. Very dirty and loose.
pigsteak said on October 22nd, 2007
who is the FA? I need beta.....
mike_anderson said on April 27th, 2009
I'm guessing 12b or c but hard to tell because there was no chalk. It's dirty to the first bolt, but after that it's a pretty nice route. You have to bear down for the first 3 bolts or so with some powerful crimping, then it eases up to a full rest between bolts 5 and 6. After that, there is another sequential crux that ends at the last bolt. This route needs another bolt between the last bolt and the chains, or you can lower off the last bolt which has a quick link on it. You may also be able to get a mid-size cam (.75 or 1 camalot?) in a horizontal crack near there. I put obnoxious tick marks all over this thing, so go climb it now. The book gives it 4 stars, which is too much if you compare to other good routes at the Red such as the 5.12s at the Solar Collector, but if you compare it to the other shitpile routes at the Vol wall that get 4 stars...I'll just say this is the best route on the wall. Maybe with traffic it will earn its stars. Go do it.
rockman said on October 31st, 2009
heh, its 12a, no more. I only bolt 9+ or 12a so... uh, since it is not trad, its 12a. when its brushed, it pretty good. The rock just below the crux kinda sucks, except for a few holds, but then turns 5.12 and if you have the right beta, youll do one of the coolest moves on a rope. If not, it will be harder than 12a.
Power2U said on May 21st, 2012
Nice movement on the crux sections with solid rock, but the garden at the start and some munge in the middle detract from the total experience. Not sure it's a 4 star climb, but as another commented it certainly is for the Vol wall ;-) I recommend it to the 12a/b climber over all an fun line.
Rob Smith said on November 9th, 2016
Anyone know why there is a small piece of rope tied to the first bolt?
wohlf36 said on May 14th, 2017
I second your comment - What's up with the light blue cord on the first bolt?